ef

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See also: ef-, -ef, and EF

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ef (plural efs)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter F/f.

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ef

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter F/f.

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ef, from Proto-Germanic *jabai.

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Conjunction[edit]

ef

  1. if

Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ef (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter F.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Multiple Latin names for the letter F, f have been suggested. The most common is ef or a syllabic f, although there is some evidence which also supports, as names for the letter, , əf, , and even (in the fourth- or fifth-century first Antinoë papyrus, which gives Greek transliterations of the Latin names of the Roman alphabet’s letters) ιφφε (iphphe).

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References[edit]

  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), especially pages 30–31, 42–44, and 63

Latvian[edit]

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ef m (invariable)

  1. The Latvian name of the Latin script letter F/f.

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin apem, accusative singular of apis.

Noun[edit]

ef m (oblique plural es, nominative singular es, nominative plural ef)

  1. bee

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Old Saxon[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ef

  1. if, when

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *éy.

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Pronoun[edit]

ef

  1. he; him.

Usage notes[edit]

Ef is primarily a feature of Literary Welsh. Colloquial Welsh uses e or o instead.