d

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Translingual[edit]

Letter d.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER D
Codepoint U+0064
c ← Basic Latin → e
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Etymology 1[edit]

Approximate form of upper case letter D that was the source for lower case d Modification of capital letter D, from Ancient Greek letter Δ (D, Delta).

Letter[edit]

d lower case (upper case D)

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

Usage notes[edit]

The letter d is used in the alphabets of many languages, and in several romanization systems of non-Latin scripts to represent the voiced alveolar plosive (IPA(key): /d/). In some languages and transcription systems where unaspirated stops contrast with aspirated stops, d represents an unaspirated /t/, while t represents an aspirated /tʰ/.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Lower case form of upper case roman numeral D, a standardization of D or Ð, from tally stick markings resembling a superimposed Ɔ and , from the practice of encircling each hundredth notch.

Alternative forms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

d (lower case Roman numeral, uper case D)

  1. cardinal number five hundred (500).
Usage notes[edit]

With a bar over the numeral, i.e., as d, it represents five hundred thousand (500,000).

See also[edit]
  • Lesser roman numeral symbol: c (100)
  • Greater roman numeral symbol: m (1000)
  • Roman numerals

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Symbol[edit]

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d

  1. (mathematics) the differential of a quantity
  2. (IPA) voiced alveolar plosive

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Other representations of D:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᛞ, the Old English letter replaced by Latin d

Old English lower case letter d, from 7th century replacement by Latin lower case d of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter .

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

d (lower case, upper case D)

  1. The fourth letter of the English alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.

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Number[edit]

d (lower case, upper case D)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

  • (died, death): abbreviation of
  • (British penny; old penny): abbreviation of Latin denarii, the name of the corresponding Roman coin.
  • (games, dice to use in a diceroll): abbreviation of dice

Abbreviation[edit]

d

  1. died, death.
    William Shakespeare, d 1616
  2. (cricket) declared; also abbreviated as dec

Symbol[edit]

d

  1. (until February 1971) a British penny; an old penny (the modern decimal penny being abbreviated p).
    £sd — “pounds, shillings and pence”
  2. (games, infix) dice to use in a diceroll
    2d6 — “two six-sided die”
  3. penny, a measure of the size of nails

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (lower case, upper case D)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (lower case, upper case D)

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

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: c
  • Next letter: e

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (lower case, upper case D)

  1. The fifth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called do or de and written in the Latin script.

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Fijian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (lower case, upper case D)

  1. The fourth letter of the Fijian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: c
  • Next letter: e

French[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (upper case F, lower case f)

  1. The fourth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Volume I, Chapter II:
      [À] peine les petits oiseaux nuancés de mille couleurs avaient-ils salué des harpes de leurs langues, dans une douce et mielleuse harmonie, la venue de l’aurore au teint de rose, ... que le fameux chevalier don Quichotte de la Manche ... prit sa route à travers l’antique et célèbre plaine de Montiel.
      [S]carce had the little birds shaded of a thousand colours hailed from the harps of their tongues, in a soft and mellifluous harmony, the coming of the pink-tinted dawn, ... when the famous knight Don Quixote of La Mancha ... took his route across the ancient and famous Campo de Montiel.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

d m, f (invariable)

  1. See under D

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]

D

d (lower case, upper case D)

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

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Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

d

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

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

d

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Retroflex, merge of rd.

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (lower case, upper case D)

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

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: c
  • Next letter: e

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (uppercase): D

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (Cyrillic spelling д)

  1. The 6th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by ć and followed by .


Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (upper case D)

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

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (lower case, upper case D)

  1. The fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Swedish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

d

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of det (it).

Article[edit]

d

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of det (the).

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (lower case, upper case D)

  1. The fifth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called de and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

d (lower case, upper case D)

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