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Y
See also: y, ?, ¥, ?, ?, and Appendix:Variations of "y"
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LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Y

Translingual

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Etymology

A late borrowing from the Ancient Greek letter ? (U, "ypsilon"), first used to write Greek loanwords in Latin, derived from the Phoenician letter ?(w, "waw"), from the Egyptian hieroglyph ?.

Letter

Y (lower case y)

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

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Symbol

Y

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for yttrium
  2. (metrology) Symbol for prefix yotta-
  3. (genetics) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for any pyrimidine
  4. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for tyrosine
  5. (travel, aviation) The reservation booking designator for the highest level of economy air fare.
  6. (mathematics, computer science) A Fixed-point combinator; especially Haskell Curry's combinator defined as λ f.(λ x.f (x x)) (λx.f (x x))

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Other representations of Y:


English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y, plural Ys or Y's)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet, called wye and written in the Latin script.
  2. Used for the Greek letter ? (Y, "upsilon").
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Noun

Y (plural Ys)

  1. A figure or mark in the shape of the letter Y.
  2. A Y-shaped object, such as a railroad fork or a support for a telescope; a wye, a bifurcation.
  3. (lepidopterology) A moth of the genus Plusia, having markings resembling the letter Y.

Etymology 2

Abbreviation by shortening.

Interjection

Y

  1. Abbreviation of yes.

Noun

Y (plural Ys)

  1. Abbreviation of year. (In some contexts as YY or YYYY to indicate only the last 2-digits or all 4-digits.)

Proper noun

the Y

  1. (US, Canada) Short for the YMCA or YWCA.
    • a. 1969, John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces:
      Of course, the audience up here at the Bronx "Y" will probably be a little parochial, but if I make good in the lecture, I might one day end up speaking down at the Lex. Ave. "Y" where great thinkers like Norman Mailer and Seymour Krim are always airing their views.

Afar

Letter

Y

  1. The twenty-second and final letter in the Afar alphabet.

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Azerbaijani

Letter

Y upper case (lower case y)

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Basque

Pronunciation

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Basque alphabet, called i greko and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Letter

Y (capital, lowercase y)

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

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  • Previous letter: X
  • Next letter: Z

Finnish

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called yy and written in the Latin script.

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German

Pronunciation

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

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

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ 'i]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ 'ipsilon]

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

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

Declension

Possessive forms of Y
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Y-om Y-aim
Y-jaim
2nd person sing. Y-od Y-aid
Y-jaid
3rd person sing. Y-a
Y-ja
Y-ai
Y-jai
1st person plural Y-unk Y-aink
Y-jaink
2nd person plural Y-otok Y-aitok
Y-jaitok
3rd person plural Y-uk
Y-juk
Y-aik
Y-jaik

Derived terms

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Ido

Pronunciation

Letter

Y (lower case y)

  1. The twenty-fifth 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): /'ip.si.lon/, /i'?r?.ko/, /i'?r?.ka/
  • (phonetic realization) IPA(key): [j], [i] (varies depending on the loanword)

Letter

Y m or f (invariable, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Latin alphabet, called ipsilon, i greco or i greca in Italian.

Usage notes

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

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Malay

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Pronunciation

Letter

Y

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

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Portuguese

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

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

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Noun

Y m (plural Ys)

  1. fork (area where something forks)
    Synonyms: forquilha, bifurcação, ramificação

Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called igrec or i grec and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Saanich

Pronunciation

Letter

Y

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

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Somali

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /?/, //, /i?/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /?æ/

Letter

Y upper case (lower case y)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Somali alphabet, called ya and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by H and followed by A.

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Spanish

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The 26th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Turkish

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ye and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called i dài or i g?-rét and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /?/, /?:/

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by W.

Mutation

  • Y cannot be mutated but, being a vowel, does take h-prothesis, for example with the word ysgol ("school; ladder"):
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
ysgol unchanged unchanged hysgol
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) , "Y", in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Zulu

Letter

Y (upper case, lower case y)

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

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