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F

Translingual

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

Greek ?, the source for Latin F Modification of upper case Latin letter F, from Greek ? (W, "Digamma"), from Phoenician ?(W, "waw"), the ultimate source being probably Egyptian.

Letter

f (upper case F)

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

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Pronunciation

  • (file)

Symbol

f

  1. (music) forte
  2. (IPA) voiceless labiodental fricative
  3. (physics) frequency
  4. (optics) focal length
  5. (linguistics) feminine gender

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Other representations of F:


English

Etymology 1

Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ?, which was replaced by Latin 'f'

Old English lower case letter f, from 7th century replacement by Latin lower case f of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ? (f, "fe").

Pronunciation

(file)
(file)
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /f/
  • See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 178, 179, 188, 198, 230 in the 1913 Webster dictionary

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F, plural f's)

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

eff as a verb.

Derived terms
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Number

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

Etymology 2

Symbol

f

  1. (music) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or scale of C. F sharp (F?) is a tone intermediate between F and G.
Derived terms

Noun

f

  1. (printing, abbreviation) Folio, paper and book size (10"-12.5" x 15"-20")
    Synonyms: F, fo
  2. (euphemistic) fuck
    What the f do you think you're doing?
  3. Alternative form of f.
Derived terms
Translations

Interjection

f

  1. Alternative letter-case form of F
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Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

Letter

f lower case (upper case F)

  1. The eighth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, called fe and written in the Latin script.

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Basque

Pronunciation

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth letter of the Basque alphabet, called efe and written in the Latin script.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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  • Previous letter: e
  • Next letter: g

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The seventh letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called fo and written in the Latin script.

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Estonian

Estonian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called eff and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Used only in loanwords.

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Faroese

Pronunciation

Letter

f (upper case F)

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

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Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'æf/, ['æf] (name of letter)
  • IPA(key): /'ef/, ['e?f] (name of letter)
  • (file)

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äf or ef and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Used only in loanwords.

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Noun

f

  1. (music) F (note)

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.

Declension


Fula

Pronunciation

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

Usage notes

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Gothic

Romanization

f

  1. Romanization of ?

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called eff and written in the Latin script.

Declension

Possessive forms of f
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. f-em f-jeim
2nd person sing. f-ed f-jeid
3rd person sing. f-je f-jei
1st person plural f-ünk f-jeink
2nd person plural f-etek f-jeitek
3rd person plural f-jük f-jeik

Derived terms

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Icelandic

Pronunciation

Letter

f (upper case F)

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

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Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /f/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /fe/

Letter

f (upper case F)

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

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Italian

Noun

f m or f (invariable)

  1. See under F

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

F

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The ninth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called ef and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

The letter F/f (like H/h, and O/o representing [o], [o:] instead of [u]) is found only in words of foreign origin (borrowings).

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Livonian

Pronunciation

Letter

f (upper case F)

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

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Malay

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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Maltese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /f/
  • IPA(key): /v/ (per assimilation to a following voiced obstruent)

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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Norwegian

Pronunciation

Letter

f

  1. The sixth letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The eighth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ef, fe, or and written in the Latin script.

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Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase) F

Pronunciation

Letter

f (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. The 10th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by e and followed by g.

Preposition

f (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. (Kajkavian) in, at (location) [+locative]
  2. (Kajkavian) to, into (direction) [+accusative]
  3. (Kajkavian) on, in, at, during (time) [+accusative]
  4. (Kajkavian) in, during (time) [+accusative]

Synonyms


Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

Letter

f (upper case F)

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

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Spanish

Pronunciation

(letter name)

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth letter of the Spanish alphabet, called ef and written in the Latin script.

Turkish

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The seventh letter of the Turkish alphabet, called fe and written in the Latin script.

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Turkmen

Pronunciation

Letter

f (upper case F)

  1. The seventh letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called fe and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh

Pronunciation

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The eighth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called èf and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by e and followed by ff.

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Further reading

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

Zulu

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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