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B

Translingual

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Etymology

Approximate form of upper case B when the loop was dropped to form lower case b Modification of capital letter B by dropping its upper loop, from the Greek letter ? (B, "Beta").

Pronunciation

  • (file)
    A voiced bilabial stop is made with the lips alone, by a complete closure cutting off all exit of breath from the mouth, but with accompanying sonant vibrations of the vocal chords, the current of air necessary to produce this being driven from the lungs into the closed cavity of the mouth.[1] The corresponding voiceless stop is p.

Letter

b (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

Symbol

b

  1. (IPA) A voiced bilabial plosive, a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages.
  2. (physics) A bottom quark.

Usage notes

The letter b is used in several romanization systems to represent the bilabial plosive or stop, usually voiced (/b/), including Cyrillic ? (b, "be"), Zhuyin fuhao ?, and Korean jamo ? (b, "bieup").

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Other representations of B:

References

  1. ^ The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1914

Further reading


English

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B, plural b's)

  1. The second letter of the English alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.
Usage notes

In Modern English, the letter b is sometimes silent, as when final after m, in climb, lamb, limb, tomb, thumb, and in a few other cases, such as debt and doubt. In most of these cases b is a modern graphic insertion, and was never pronounced (in the English forms); see limb, thumb, debt, and doubt.[1]

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Number

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The ordinal number second, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2

Adjective

b (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of b. ("born")

Symbol

b

  1. (astronomy) latitude in the galactic coordinate system
  2. (physics) barn
  3. (computing) bit
  4. (cricket) bye
  5. (size) big
Derived terms
See also
  • (astronomy): l (galactic longitude)
  • (computing): B (byte)

References

  1. ^ The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1914

Afar

Letter

b

  1. The second letter of the Afar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

Letter

b lower case (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Basque

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Basque alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

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Catalan

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Catalan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called bo and written in the Latin script.

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Estonian

Estonian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Estonian alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.

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Faroese

Pronunciation

Letter

b (upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Finnish

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Finnish alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Used only in loanwords.

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Noun

b

  1. (music) B flat

Usage notes

  • Capitalized for the great octave or any octave below that, or in names of major keys; not capitalized for the small octave or any octave above that, or in names of minor keys.
  • Finnish uses the German system; B is written as h.

Declension


Fula

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

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Gothic

Romanization

b

  1. Romanization of ?

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.
  2. (music) B-flat, B? (the 11th note of the C chromatic scale)

Declension

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

Derived terms

See also

Further reading

  • (the letter): b in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmez? szótára ('The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language'). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959-1962.
  • (in music): b in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmez? szótára ('The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language'). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959-1962.
  • b in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára ('A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language'). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006-2031 (work in progress)

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /pj?:/

Letter

b (upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Icelandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /b/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /be/

Letter

b (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian

Noun

b m or f (invariable)

  1. See under B

Latvian

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. M?lenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation

Letter

B

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Latvian alphabet, called b? and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian

Pronunciation

Letter

b (upper case B)

  1. The fifth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lushootseed

Letter

b

  1. The third letter of the Lushootseed alphabet, pronounced as a voiced bilabial stop.

Malay

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Maltese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /b/
  • IPA(key): /p/ (per final devoicing or assimilation to a following voiceless obstruent)

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

Letter

b m (upper case B, definite singular b-en, indefinite plural b-er, definite plural b-ene)

  1. The second letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. (music) B-flat

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

Letter

b m (upper case B, definite singular b-en, indefinite plural b-ar, definite plural b-ane)

  1. The second letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. (music) B-flat

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The fourth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called be or and written in the Latin script.

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Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

Letter

b (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. The second letter of the Serbo-Croatian alphabet (gajica), written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

Letter

b (upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Slovene

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Slovene alphabet, called b or be and written in the Latin script.

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Noun

b m inan

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.

Inflection

Masculine inan., soft o-stem
nom. sing. b
gen. sing. b-ja
singular dual plural
nominative b b-ja b-ji
accusative b b-ja b-je
genitive b-ja b-jev b-jev
dative b-ju b-jema b-jem
locative b-ju b-jih b-jih
instrumental b-jem b-jema b-ji

Synonyms


Spanish

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Spanish alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

Derived terms


Turkish

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Turkish alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

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Turkmen

Pronunciation

Letter

b (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Turkmen alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Letter

b (upper case B)

  1. The fourth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called , bê bò, or b? and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Welsh alphabet, called bi and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by a and followed by c.

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bara fara mara unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

See also

Further reading

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

Zulu

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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