â

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â U+00E2, â
LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX
Composition: a [U+0061] + ̂ [U+0302]
á
[U+00E1]
Latin-1 Supplement ã
[U+00E3]

Translingual[edit]

Letter[edit]

â lower case (upper case Â)

  1. The letter a with a circumflex.

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Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

â

  1. (Gheg) is (third-person singular present indicative of jam)

French[edit]

Letter[edit]

â ‎(lower case, upper case Â)

  1. A with circumflex, a letter used in French spelling, originally representing the sound /ɑ/.

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian alla.

Contraction[edit]

â ‎(used with feminine singular nouns)

  1. Contraction of a 'a(to the).

Related terms[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The letter a with a circumflex.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɐ/, [ɐ], [ɜ], [ə]
  • (preceding coda ‘n’ or ‘m’) IPA(key): /ɐ̃/, [ɐ̃], [ɜ̃], [ə̃]
  • Always stressed.

Letter[edit]

â

  1. A letter "a" which is stressed and placed in the penultimate syllable of a noun that ends in another a.
    • 2007, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Rocco, page 9:
      [...] a poucos metros de distância [...]
      [...] from few meters of distance [...]

Contraction[edit]

â

  1. Obsolete spelling of à

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

â (capital, lowercase Â)

  1. The third letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /ɨ/. Preceded by ă and followed by b.

Usage notes[edit]


Sicilian[edit]

Article[edit]

â f sg ‎(plural î)

  1. (definite article, spoken only) the, colloquial form of la

See also[edit]

Sicilian articles
Masculine Feminine
indefinite singular un, nu na
definite singular lu, û la, â
definite plural li, î li, î

Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

â ‎(upper case Â)

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /əː˧˥/

Letter[edit]

â ‎(upper case Â)

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

See also[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

The circumflex is used to distinguish the word from "a" rather than indicate vowel length.

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ag (used before vowels)

Preposition[edit]

â

  1. with, by means of
Usage notes[edit]

 traditionally triggers the aspirate mutation, but in speech this may be absent. Before vowels, ag is used instead, except in some colloquial versions of the language where it remains "â".

See also[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

â

  1. as
    mor hen â phechod ei hun‎ ― as old as sin itself
Usage notes[edit]

 traditionally triggers the aspirate mutation, but in speech this may be absent. Before vowels, ag is used instead.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

â

  1. (literary) third-person singular present / future of mynd
Synonyms[edit]

Xavante[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • keu (Martius' spelling; obsolete)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

â

  1. water

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fernando Orphão de Carvalho, Gean Nunes Damulakis, The Structure of Akroá and Xakriabá and their relation to Xavante and Xerente: A contribution to the historical linguistics of the Jê languages (2015), citing for the older forms Martius, Beiträge zur Ethnographie und Sprachenkunde Brasiliens (1867; citing Pohl) and Ehrenreich (1895)