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æ U+00E6, æ
LATIN SMALL LETTER AE
å
[U+00E5]
Latin-1 Supplement ç
[U+00E7]

Translingual[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

æ (upper case Æ)

  1. Ligature from the letters a and e.

Symbol[edit]

æ

  1. (IPA) near-open front unrounded vowel

See also[edit]


English[edit]

Symbol[edit]

æ (lower case, upper case Æ, plural æs or æ's)

  1. (chiefly dated or linguistic) A ligature of vowels a and e, called ash.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Mostly used for words of either Ancient Greek or Latin origin, though also used when referencing Old English texts or using recently derived Old English loanwords.
  • Uncommon in modern times except in linguistic use.
  • Often absent in American English (reduced to e) whenever it has the sound /ɛ/ (SAMPA /E/) or /iː/ (SAMPA /i:/), but sometimes retained (in this form, or as ae) when it has a different sound, as in formulæ/formulae.

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Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

æ (upper case Æ)

  1. Antepenultimate letter of the Danish alphabet.
Inflection[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Danish thæn (Modern Danish den).

Article[edit]

æ

  1. (dialectal) the (definite article)

Further reading[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

æ (upper case Æ)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ø dɑ̃ l‿a/

Letter[edit]

æ (lower case, upper case Æ)

  1. Ligature of the letters a and e.
    Synonym: e dans l'a

German[edit]

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Symbol[edit]

æ (lower case, upper case Æ)

  1. (obsolete) Vowel borrowed from Latin. Succeeded by ä.

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

æ (upper case Æ)

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Icelandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

Interjection[edit]

æ

  1. ah!, oh!, alas!
  2. ouch!, ow!

Adverb[edit]

æ

  1. always, forever

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Jutish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ek.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

æ

  1. (Fjolde) I (first-person singular pronoun)

References[edit]

  • æ” in Anders Bjerrum and Marie Bjerrum (1974), Ordbog over Fjoldemålet, Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag.

Ligurian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

æ

  1. second-person singular present indicative of avéi: you have (singular)

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ēa, ǣ.

Noun[edit]

æ

  1. a waterway; a stream or river.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ea, Eau, eau, yeo

Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

æ (upper case Æ)

  1. Antepenultimate letter of the Norwegian alphabet, coming after Z and before Ø.

Pronoun[edit]

æ

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)(dialectal, mostly found in Trøndelag, northern Norway, and parts of western and southern Norway).

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

ǣ (upper case Æ)

  1. letter of the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) alphabet, listed in 24th and final position by Byrhtferð (1011); Called æsc (ash tree) after the Anglo-Saxon rune

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *aiw.

Cognate with Old Saxon êo, Old Frisian ewa, êwe, ê, â, Old High German êwa, êha, êa, ê (German Ehe).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ǣ f

  1. law
  2. marriage
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ǣ f

  1. Alternative form of ēa: river, running water

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aiwi (forever), *aiwaz. Cognate with Old English ā, āwa, ǣ, Old Saxon eo, io, ia, Old High German eo, io.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

æ (not comparable)

  1. ever, eternally, at any time
    • Vǫluspá, verse 19, lines 7-8, in 1867, S. Bugge, Norrœn fornkvæði: Sæmundar Edda hins fróða. Christiania, page 4:
      [] stendr æ yfir grœnn / Urðar brunni
      [] stands ever green, over / the well of Urd
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

æ

  1. inflection of æja:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Old Swedish[edit]

Letter[edit]

æ

  1. a letter of the Old Swedish alphabet, written in the Latin script.