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See also: అః, అం, and అ-
Character U+0C05, అ
Name TELUGU LETTER A
Block Telugu
[U+0C04] [U+0C06]

Telugu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

‎(a)

  1. The first letter of the Telugu alphabet.

Adjective[edit]

‎(a)

  1. The base of the demonstrative pronouns అతడు ‎(ataḍu), వాడు ‎(vāḍu), అది ‎(adi).
  2. The termination of many pure Telugu words in the feminine and neuter genders, e. g., అమ్మ ‎(amma), అక్క ‎(akka), అత్త ‎(atta), అప్ప ‎(appa), అవ్వ ‎(avva), దండ ‎(daṃḍa), కర్ర ‎(karra), నేల ‎(nēla), వల ‎(vala), ఓడ ‎(ōḍa). But of a few masculines only; e. g., తాత ‎(tāta), మామ ‎(māma), అన్న ‎(anna), బావ ‎(bāva), దొర ‎(dora).
  3. A vocative suffix.
  4. A suffix meaning 'By oneself without the help of another'.
  5. A negative prefix becoming AN before vowels and corresponding to the privatives Ancient Greek ᾰ̓- ‎(a-), ἀν- ‎(an-), Latin in-, and English un-

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