E

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Translingual[edit]

LetterE.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER E
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0045
D ← Basic Latin → F
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin E, from Ancient Greek Ε (E, Epsilon).

Letter[edit]

E upper case (lower case e)

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

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Symbol[edit]

E

  1. Representing × 10x in floating-point notation.
    2E5 = 2 × 105
  2. (computing) Hexadecimal symbol for 14.
  3. (physics) Energy.
  4. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for glutamic acid
  5. (mathematics) expectation function

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Other representations of E:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme, usually): IPA(key): /ɛ/, /iː/, or silent
  • (file)
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /iː/
  • Rhymes: -iː
  • (Chinese state): IPA(key): /ə/
  • Rhymes:

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English and Old English upper case letter E and split of Æ, EA, EO, and Œ, from five 7th century replacements of Anglo-Saxon Futhorcs by Latin letters:

  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ᛖ (e) Old English letter E, from replacement by Latin letter E of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (e).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᚫ (æ) Old English letter Æ from replacement by Latin ligature Æ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (æ).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc  ᛠ (ea) Old English digraph EA, from replacement by Latin digraph EA of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (ea).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ᛇ (ēo) Old English digraph EO from replacement by Latin digraph EO of Anglo-Saxon Futhorc (ēo).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ᛟ (œ) Old English letter Œ from replacement by Latin ligature Œ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (œ).

Letter[edit]

E (upper case, lower case e, plural Es or E's)

  1. The fifth letter of the English alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 3
      On several occasions, indeed, he did learn E, F, G, H, but by the time he knew them, it was always discovered that he had forgotten A, B, C, and D.

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Number[edit]

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

  • (ESRB rating, everyone): Abbreviation of everyone
  • (East): Abbreviation of east
  • (slang, ecstasy): Abbreviation of ecstacy
  • (grade): From the position of the letter E in the English alphabet

Symbol[edit]

E

  1. (ESRB rating) Everyone.
  2. East.

Noun[edit]

E (plural Es)

  1. (street slang) The illicit drug ecstasy (MDMA).
  2. The grade below D in some grading systems. In most such systems, it is a failing grade.
    • 1999, Julian Stallabrass, High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s, Verso, ISBN 1859843182, page 25,
      In line with this, he is marketed not only as a mental innocent, but as a class primitive, someone who only got an E in A-level art […]
    • a2003, Rick, quoted in Linda MacDowell, Redundant Masculinities?: Employment Change and White Working Class Youth, Blackwell Publishing (2003), ISBN 1405105860, page 198,
      My results weren’t that great, to be honest. I weren’t right happy with them; I got an E in Maths and that were a surprise, but I did get a B in Technology – that were all right.
    • 2005, S. J. Smith, Joe Public, Virtualbookworm Publishing, ISBN 1589397681, page 125,
      Not really, but perhaps I’d have got an ‘E’ in Tech Drawing no matter how much I’d asserted myself. Maybe Mr. Pinkerton would have seen to it that my exam paper was tampered with. A spot of teacher to student revenge.
    • 2005, Craig Taylor, Light, Reverb, ISBN 1905315007, page 103,
      But she didn’t get the bit about my accidental artistic career, “But you can’t draw love. You got an E in your exam. I remember that. You drew that onion that looked like a boil.”
Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

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From Mandarin (È), formed as a phono-semantic character from ("beat a drum", reconstructed Old Chinese pronunciation *Ngˤak) + , the combinatorial form of ("area", "place").

Proper noun[edit]

E

  1. (history) A state in ancient China of varying location in present-day Shanxi, Henan, and Hubei
  2. (history) Its capital, also known as Echeng and Ezhou

American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

E (Stokoe E)

  1. The letter E

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

E upper case (lower case e)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

E (capital, lowercase e)

  1. The fifth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: D
  • Next letter: F

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The sixth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

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Abbreviation [please replace this header][edit]

E

  1. Abbreviation of eosto (east).

Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The fifth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called ee and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

E

  1. eximia cum laude approbatur

French[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

E

  1. Abbreviation of est; east

Letter[edit]

E

  1. The fifth letter of the French alphabet.

Galician[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

E

  1. leste (east)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (east): L

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The fifth letter of the German alphabet.

German Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to the French Sign Language sign for "E".

Production[edit]

This one-handed GSL sign is produced as follows:

  • Posture the dominant hand in the “E” shape.

Letter[edit]

E

  1. the letter E

Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /e/
  • Homophone: e
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /e/, /ɛ/
  • Homophones: e, è

Letter[edit]

E m, f (lower case e)

  1. The fifth letter of the Italian alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, 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[edit]

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Letter[edit]

E

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The seventh letter of the Latvian alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

The letter E/e (like its long counterpart Ē/ē) represent two sounds, [ɛ] — šaurais e (narrow e) — and [æ] — platais e (broad e). In principle, [ɛ] is used when there is a palatal element (the vowels i, ī, e, ē, the diphthongs ie, ei, and the palatal consonants j, ķ, ģ, ļ, ņ, š, ž, č, , and, in the old spelling, ŗ) either in the same or in the following syllable; otherwise, [æ] is used. Unfortunately, some historical changes have obscured this pattern by removing some previously existing palatal elements; as a result of that, for a number of words the actual pronunciation of the letter e — [ɛ] or [æ] — must be memorized.

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Malay[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [i]
  • (Phoneme 1) IPA(key): [e], [ɛ]
  • (Phoneme 2) IPA(key): [ə]

Letter[edit]

E

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

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The seventh letter of the Romanian alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

At the beginnings of many words, this letter takes on the sound of /je/ as in este (he/she/it is) /'je.ste/. This does not happen when the preceding word ends in a vowel, as in el este (he is) /jel'es.te/.

When followed by the letter a, a dipthong representing the phoneme /e̯a/ or /æ/ is formed, as in prea /præ/

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: D
  • Next letter: F

Saanich[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

E

  1. The ninth letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /e/, /ɛ/

Letter[edit]

E (lower case e)

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

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Slovene[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

E (capital, lowercase e)

  1. The 6th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by D and followed by F.

Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɛ/, /e/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ʔɛ/

Letter[edit]

E upper case (lower case e)

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

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The fifth letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Abbreviation [please replace this header][edit]

E

  1. Abbreviation of este; east

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The sixth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The eighth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

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