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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]

Letter[edit]

æ (upper case Æ)

  1. Ligature from the letters a and e.

Symbol[edit]

æ

  1. (IPA) near-open front unrounded vowel

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English[edit]

Symbol[edit]

æ (upper case Æ)

  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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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

æ (upper case Æ)

  1. Antepenultimate letter of the Danish alphabet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Inflection[edit]

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References[edit]

æ” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse ek

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

æ

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

References[edit]

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


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.
    Synonyms: e dans l'a

German[edit]

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. Penultimate letter of the Icelandic alphabet.

Interjection[edit]

æ

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

Adverb[edit]

æ

  1. always, forever

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Ligurian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

æ

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

Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /æː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /æː/, /æ/

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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

æ (upper case Æ)

  1. Æ, 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 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aiwō, *aiwaz (law), from Proto-Indo-European *oiw- (custom, tradition, law). Cognate with Old Saxon êo, Old Frisian ewa, êwe, ê, â, Old High German êwa, êha, êa, ê (German Ehe).

Noun[edit]

ǣ f

  1. law, scripture
    • God is wisdom and æ woruldbuendra. God is the wisdom and law of world-dwellers.
  2. ceremony, custom, marriage
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ahwō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂. Cognate with Old Frisian â, ê, Old Norse á, Old Saxon and Old High German aha, and Gothic ahwa; and with Latin aqua.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ǣ f

  1. river, running water

Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

æ (not comparable)

  1. ever, at any time

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