ā

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Translingual[edit]

Character  ā 
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH MACRON
Latin Extended-A U+0101

Letter[edit]

ā lower case (upper case Ā)

  1. The letter a with a macron.

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English[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

ā

  1. (medicine) ante

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ā

  1. jaw

See also[edit]

  • paha as a conjunction

Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

Ā

ā (lower case, upper case Ā)

  1. The second letter of the Latvian alphabet, called garais ā and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

Despite being an independent letter with its own position in the Latvian alphabet, Ā/ā, like all long vowels with macrons, is treated as a simple A/a in alphabetized lists (e.g., in dictionaries).

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Livonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ā (upper case Ā)

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ā (Zhuyin )

  1. Pinyin reading of
  2. Pinyin reading of
  3. Pinyin reading of
  4. Pinyin reading of
  5. Pinyin reading of ,

Rarotongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fa, from Proto-Oceanic *pat, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

ā

  1. (cardinal) four