S

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See also: s, Ѕ, ѕ, 's, -s, Տ, , , and Appendix:Variations of "s"

Translingual[edit]

LetterS.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S
Codepoint U+0053
R ← Basic Latin → T
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Letter[edit]

S upper case (lower case s)

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

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Symbol[edit]

S

  1. (chemistry) symbol for sulfur / sulphur
  2. (metrology) symbol for siemens, a measure of electrical conductance.
  3. (metrology) symbol for spat (obsolete astronomical unit of distance).
  4. (metrology) symbol for svedberg (unit of sedimentation rate in ultracentrifugation).
  5. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for serine
  6. (geology) symbol for storativity

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Other representations of S:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter) IPA(key): /ɛs/
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /s/, /z/, /ʒ/

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, called ess and written in the Latin script.
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Number[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

S (plural Ss)

  1. American Library Association. Abbreviation for sextodecimo, a book size, 15-17.5 cm in height.

American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (Stokoe S)

  1. The letter S

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

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

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Esperanto[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

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

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Abbreviation[edit]

S

  1. Abbreviation of sudo (south).
  2. (text messaging) Abbreviation of ŝi (she).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (she): Ŝ

Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äs or es and written in the Latin script.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

S

  1. Abbreviation of sud; south.

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Galician[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

S

  1. sur (south)

Antonyms[edit]

  • (south): N

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the German alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Abbreviation[edit]

S

  1. Abbreviation of Süd; south

German Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Production[edit]

This one-handed GSL sign is produced as follows:

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

Letter[edit]

S

  1. the letter S

Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /ˈɛsse/
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /s/, /z/
  • (phoneme, when followed by a voiceless consonant) IPA(key): /s/
  • (phoneme, when followed by a voiced consonant) IPA(key): /z/

Letter[edit]

S m, f (invariable, lower case s)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Italian alphabet, called esse and written in the Latin script.

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Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

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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]

S

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called es and written in the Latin script.

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

S

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

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (lower case s)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sl

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Slovene alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The ninth letter of the Somali alphabet, called sa and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  1. The ninth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by R and followed by SH.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Spanish alphabet, called es and written in the Latin script.

Abbreviation[edit]

S

  1. Abbreviation of sur; south

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

S (upper case, lower case s)

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

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