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Translingual

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Alternative forms

Letter

w (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  2. The first letter of callsigns allocated to American broadcast television and radio stations east of the Mississippi river.

Pronunciation

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Symbol

w

  1. (IPA) voiced labial-velar approximant

Gallery

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Other representations of W:


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'d?bl?.ju:/, /'d?b.ju:/, /'d?b.j?/, /'d?b/, /'d?bz/
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Letter

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

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

See also

Noun

w

  1. watt
  2. west
  3. witness
  4. work
  5. wanker

Adjective

w

  1. (cricket) wide
  2. white

Preposition

w

  1. (text messaging) Alternative form of w/

Basque

Pronunciation

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

Letter

w (lower case, upper 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.

See also


Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d?b?lve:/, ['dbl?ve:?]

Letter

w (uppercase W)

  1. the twenty-third letter of the Danish alphabet

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Letter

w (lower case, upper case W)

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

See also

  • Previous letter: v
  • Next letter: x

Egyptian

Pronunciation

Particle

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 enclitic

  1. (Old Egyptian) not; used to negate the subjunctive or prospective in wishes and commands

Alternative forms

References


Finnish

Pronunciation

Letter

w (lower case, upper 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.

See also


French

Pronunciation

Letter

w (uppercase W)

  1. w

Fula

Pronunciation

Letter

w (lower case, upper case W)

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

Usage notes

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Gothic

Romanization

w

  1. Romanization of ?

Haitian Creole

Pronoun

w

  1. Contraction of ou.

Hungarian

Pronunciation

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

Letter

w (lower case, upper 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

See also

Further reading

  • w in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmez? szótára ('The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language'). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959-1962.

Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /w/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /we/

Letter

w (upper case W)

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

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Indonesian

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /w/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /w?/

Letter

w (upper case W)

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

See also

Etymology 2

Pronoun

w

  1. (text messaging, slang) Abbreviation of gue.

Synonyms


Italian

Noun

w m or f (invariable)

  1. See under W

Japanese

Etymology

Short for (?) (warai, "laughing").

Punctuation mark

w

  1. (Internet slang, often repeated) LOL; an expression of amusement or laughter.
    wwwwwww
    kono baka wwwwwww
    look at this idiot lol
    www??()???(?)?www?()?()?()wwwww
    cho www omae no tsu?to nobisugi www y?meijin jan wwwww
    yo hol up, your tweet's crazy popular you're goddamn famous ?

Usage notes

  • w can be used multiple times in a row as in the examples above.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • (?()) (warai), (?()) (wara)
  • (warosu), (warota), (warata)

Lower Sorbian

Alternative forms

  • we (especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *v?(n), from Proto-Indo-European *h?én

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /w/ (before vowels)
  • (silent before consonants)

Preposition

w (with locative)

  1. in

Malay

Letter

w (lower case, upper case W)

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

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Maltese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Letter

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
See also

Etymology 2

Conjunction

w

  1. Superseded spelling of u before or after a vowel.

Norwegian

Pronunciation

Letter

w

  1. The 23rd letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

Usage notes

  • Only appears in loanwords from e.g. German.

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *v?(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én.

Pronunciation

Preposition

w

  1. (+ locative) in, at, on
  2. (+ accusative) into, in
  3. (+ accusative) on (time/date)

Usage notes

Some combinations of sounds, mostly consonant clusters (w followed by a consonant) at the beginning of the following noun, require that this preposition is used in longer form we. Examples:

  • we w?osach - in the hair
  • we Wroc?awiu - in Wroc?aw

But:

  • w Warszawie - in Warsaw

Further reading

  • w in Wielki s?ownik j?zyka polskiego, Instytut J?zyka Polskiego PAN
  • w in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Letter

w (lower case, upper case W)

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

See also


Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

w (lower case, upper 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.

See also


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /w/, /?w/, /?/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /'u?e 'do?le/, /'do?le be/

Letter

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The 24th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Letter name
Phoneme
  • IPA(key): /v/, (rare, in foreign loanwords) /w/

Letter

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Swedish alphabet, called dubbel-ve and written in the Latin script. Previously treated as a variant of the letter v and not as its own independent letter.

Usage notes

  • In blackletter typography, w was commonly used instead of v. When printers (gradually during the 19th century) changed to Latin typography, spelling changed from w to v, except in some family names. However, this change does not count as a spelling reform.
  • In many abbreviations, Swedes say v (ve, as in German) instead of w (dubbel ve), e.g. BMW (be emm ve), VW (ve ve), WC (ve se), WHO (ve hå o), WWW (ve ve ve).

Turkmen

Pronunciation

Letter

w (upper case W)

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

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Welsh

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • (with grave accent to indicate otherwise unpredictable short vowel): ?
  • (with acute accent to indicate unusually stressed short vowel): ?
  • (with circumflex to indicate otherwise unpredictable or unusually stressed long vowel or disyllabicity): ?
  • (with diaeresis to indicate disyllabicity): ?

Pronunciation

Letter

w f (plural ?au)

  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.
  2. The name of the Latin-script letter W.

Derived terms

  • Digraph sequences: wy

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
w unchanged unchanged hw
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

See also

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • (in negative statements; also in affirmative statements in North Wales): dw
  • (in affirmative statements): rw

Pronunciation

Usage notes

This word is usually found in conjunction with the pronoun i and so may be pronounced as part of a diphthong /?i?/ or as /wi:/.

Verb

w

  1. (colloquial, South Wales) first-person singular present of bod (in affirmative or negative statements)
    W i yn y car. - I'm in the car.
    W i ddim yn hapus. - I'm not happy.

Related terms

  • ydw (interrogative)

Zhuang

Pronunciation

Noun

w (old orthography ?)

  1. gum (in the eye)

Zulu

Letter

w (lower case, upper case W)

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

See also


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