Z

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Translingual[edit]

LetterZ.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+005A
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Letter[edit]

Z upper case (lower case z)

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

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Symbol[edit]

Z

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the prefix zetta-
  2. (physics) the impedance of an electrical circuit
  3. (physics) the depth dimension in a 3D environment
  4. (physics) atomic number
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  1. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for either aspargine or aspartic acid

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English[edit]

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Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the English alphabet, called zed or zee and written in the Latin script.

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Symbol[edit]

Z

(chemistry) Atomic number.

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American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (Stokoe Z)

  1. The letter Z

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z upper case (lower case z)

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (capital, lowercase z)

  1. The twenty-sixth and last letter of the Dutch alphabet.

Abbreviation [please replace this header][edit]

Z

  1. Abbreviation of zuid; south

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  • Previous letter: Y

Esperanto[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

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

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Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called tseta or tset and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only in loanwords. In more established loanwords replaced with ts.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The twenty-sixth and last letter of the German alphabet.

German Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Production[edit]

This one-handed GSL sign is produced as follows:

  • Posture the dominant hand in the “Z” shape, which is very similar to the “D” shape, and then move it in a "z"-shaped zig-zag as indicated in the picture below.

Letter[edit]

Z

  1. the letter Z

Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /ˈdzɛta/
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ts/, /dz/

Letter[edit]

Z m, f (invariable, lower case z)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Italian alphabet, called zeta and written in the Latin script.

Symbol[edit]

Z

  1. The letter zeta in the Greek alphabet

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The letter descended from the Old Italic letter 𐌆 (z) in the Old Latin period, but had long fell into native disuse by the Classical period, when it came back into use, transcribing the Ancient Greek letter Ζ (Z, zeta), which had formerly been transcribed S in initial position and SS in medial position. In writings of the Late Latin period, Z frequently takes the place of S and in the third and fourth centuries often represented word-inital prevocalic di.

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Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Classical Latin alphabet, called zēta.

References[edit]

  • Z, z in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Z” on page 1,700/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “Z, z” on page 2,125/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

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]

Z

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Latvian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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Malay[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [zɛt̚], [zɛk̚], [zi]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [z]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [s]

Letter[edit]

Z

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

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (capital, lowercase z)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /z/. Preceded by X.

Saanich[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z

  1. The thirty-eighth letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (lower case z)

  1. The thirty-third 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]

Z (capital, lowercase z)

  1. The 24th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by V and followed by Ž.

Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

  1. The 27th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Z (upper case, lower case z)

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

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