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LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W

Translingual

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Alternative forms

Etymology

From a modification of the Latin letter V ("ve"), from the Etruscan letter ? (u, "u"), from the Ancient Greek letter ? (U, "ypsilon"), derived from the Phoenician letter ?(w, "waw"), from the Egyptian hieroglyph ?.

Letter

W (lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Symbol

W

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for tungsten.
  2. (metrology) Symbol for watt.
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for tryptophan
  4. (physics) work

Gallery

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Other representations of W:


English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /'d?b(?l)ju:/
  • (US) IPA(key): /'d?b?(l)ju/, sometimes reduced to /'d?bj?/.
  • (US, abbreviation, rare, nonstandard) IPA(key): /'d?b/
  • (file)

Letter

W (upper case, lower case w, plural Ws or W's)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, called double U and written in the Latin script.

See also

Proper noun

W

  1. Wednesday
  2. (informal) George W. Bush, US politician

Synonyms

  • (Wednesday): Wed
  • (George W. Bush): Dubya

Noun

W (plural Ws)

  1. (sports, countable) wins
  2. (cricket) wicket
  3. (uncountable) west
  4. (law enforcement) warrant

Derived terms

Related terms


Afar

Letter

W

  1. The twentieth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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Basque

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /u.be bi.koit?s?/, [u.?e ?i.koi?t?s?], [u.?e ?i.kojt?s?]

Letter

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Basque alphabet, called uve bikoitz and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Chinese

Pronunciation

Numeral

W

  1. (Internet slang) Alternative form of ?/? (wàn).

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d?b?lve:/, ['dbl?ve:?]

Letter

W (lowercase w)

  1. the twenty-third letter of the Danish alphabet

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Letter

W (capital, lowercase w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Dutch alphabet.

Adverb

W

  1. Abbreviation of west; west

See also

  • Previous letter: V
  • Next letter: X

Esperanto

Noun

W

  1. Abbreviation of uesto ("west").

Finnish

Letter

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. A letter of the Finnish alphabet, called kaksoisvee and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • In the Finnish alphabet, W is a variant of V.
  • Used only in loanwords and proper names with old spelling (compare Wirtanen).

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German

Pronunciation

Letter

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the German alphabet.

Noun

W

  1. Abbreviation of West; west

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ 'v]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ 'dupl?ve:]

Letter

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. A letter of the extended Hungarian alphabet, called dupla vé and written in the Latin script.

Declension

Possessive forms of W
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. W-m W-im
2nd person sing. W-d W-id
3rd person sing. W-je W-i
1st person plural W-nk W-ink
2nd person plural W-tek W-itek
3rd person plural W-jük W-ik

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Ido

Pronunciation

Letter

W (lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian

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Pronunciation

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /vud'doppja/, /'doppjavu/
  • (name of letter, for brevity in common acronyms) IPA(key): /vu/
  • Homophones: V, vu
  • (phonetic realization) IPA(key): [v], [w] (varies depending on the source language of the loanword)

Letter

W m or f (invariable, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Latin alphabet, called doppia vu or vu doppia in Italian.

Usage notes

  • The letter W is not considered part of the Italian alphabet. It is found mainly in loanwords.

Symbol

W

  1. viva, evviva ("up with")

Antonyms

  • M (down with)

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Japanese

Noun

W() o (daburu

  1. Alternative spelling of ("double")

See also

  • (dabury?)

Malay

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Pronunciation

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [dabliu], [dab?liu], [dab?lju], [dablju]
  • (Phoneme) IPA(key): [w]

Letter

W

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese

Letter

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called dublu ve or dublu vî and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Saanich

Pronunciation

Letter

W

  1. The thirty-third letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Somali

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /w/, /u?/, //
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /wæ/

Letter

W upper case (lower case w)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Somali alphabet, called waw and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  1. The twentieth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by N and followed by H.

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Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /?u?e 'ðoble/, /'ðoble ?e/

Letter

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The 24th letter of the Spanish alphabet.
    Synonyms: doble u (Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico), doble ve (Latin America), uve doble (Spain), ve doble (Peru)

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Welsh

Pronunciation

Letter

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called w and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by U and followed by Y.

Mutation

  • W cannot be mutated but when representing a vowel, does take h-prothesis, for example with the word wy ("egg"):
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
wy unchanged unchanged hwy
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
  • However, when it represents the semivowel /w/, W cannot be mutated.
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
wal unchanged unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-present) , "W", in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Zulu

Letter

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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