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& U+0026, &
AMPERSAND
%
[U+0025]
Basic Latin '
[U+0027]
U+FE60, ﹠
SMALL AMPERSAND

[U+FE5F]
Small Form Variants
[U+FE61]
U+FF06, &
FULLWIDTH AMPERSAND

[U+FF05]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF07]
🙴 U+1F674, 🙴
HEAVY AMPERSAND ORNAMENT
🙳
[U+1F673]
Ornamental Dingbats 🙵
[U+1F675]
🙵 U+1F675, 🙵
SWASH AMPERSAND ORNAMENT
🙴
[U+1F674]
Ornamental Dingbats 🙶
[U+1F676]

Translingual[edit]

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Ampersand evolution.
The roman ampersand at left is stylized, but the italic one at right reveals its origin in the Latin word et.

Glyph origin[edit]

A stylized form of Latin et (and). Romans used such symbols (ligatures) from at least the first century C.E., but the character may not have acquired its present form until the advent of calligraphy in the Middle Ages. Compare and +, of same meaning and similar derivation.

Conjunction[edit]

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of and.

Symbol[edit]

&

  1. (programming) Used in some programming languages for different purposes.
    1. Dereferencing memory address.
    2. Bitwise "and" operator.
  2. (networking) In a URL, separates each field-value pair of a query string .
    https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Wiktionary:Word_of_the_day&action=view&useskin=monobook

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Latin &

Conjunction[edit]

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of and.
    • 2011, David Almond, The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, Candlewick Press (2014), →ISBN, 121:
      “Welcum to McCaufreys, Billy Dean” he says. “Make yorself at home & hav a pie.”
  2. (dated) Abbreviation of et in borrowed Latin phrases such as et cetera.

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Catalan[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of i.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /e/
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Conjunction[edit]

&

  1. (siglum) Abbreviation of et.

Italian[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of e.
  2. Abbreviation of ed.
  3. (dated) Abbreviation of et.

Japanese[edit]

Particle[edit]

&(アンド) (ando (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of アンド.

Latin[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of et; historically a scribal abbreviation of et.

Derived terms[edit]

Letter[edit]

& (siglum)

  1. Scribal abbreviation of ⟨et⟩.

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Portuguese[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of e.

Spanish[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of y.
  2. Abbreviation of e.

Swedish[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of och.