ж

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See also: Ж, ӝ, , ж., and җ
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ж U+0436, ж
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ZHE
е
[U+0435]
Cyrillic з
[U+0437]

Translingual[edit]

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Cyrillic letter Ж ж (Ж ж), normal above, italics below.
Handwritten forms

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the Glagolitic letter / (GlagolitsaZhivete.gif, zhivete), and that possibly from two Hebrew shins ש, one placed above the other and with the lower one inverted.

Letter[edit]

ж (lower case, upper case Ж)

  1. Lowercase Cyrillic letter zhe.

See also[edit]

  • Search Wiktionary for articles beginning with: Ж, ж

Kazakh[edit]

Cyrillic ж (j)
Arabic ج

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ʒ/, [dʒ]

Letter[edit]

ж (j) (lower case, upper case Ж)

  1. The tenth letter of the Kazakh Cyrillic alphabet

See also[edit]



Russian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ж (ž) (lower case, upper case Ж) (italics: Ж, ж)

  1. The eighth letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet.
Usage notes[edit]

Its name is же (že) and it sounds like the s in pleasure.

See also[edit]

It is preceded by Ё (Jo) and followed by З (Z).

Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

ж (ž)

  1. Apocopic form of же (že)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ж (žm inan (indeclinable)

  1. (grammar) Abbreviation of же́нский род (žénskij rod, feminine gender).
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

ж (žf inan (indeclinable)

  1. Abbreviation of же́нская убо́рная (žénskaja ubórnaja, ladies' room, women's toilet).
Synonyms[edit]

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See Translingual.

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ж (lower case, upper case Ж)

  1. The 8th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic alphabet.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: е
  • Next letter: з

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of женски род.

Noun[edit]

ж m (Roman spelling ž)

  1. (grammar) feminine gender
Synonyms[edit]