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Translingual[edit]

LetterA.svg
A U+0041, A
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A
@
[U+0040]
Basic Latin B
[U+0042]
U+FF21, A
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A

[U+FF20]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF22]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek letter Α (A, alpha), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤀 (ʼ, aleph).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a/ (most languages)

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
See also[edit]

Symbol[edit]

A

  1. Marks the first item in a list
    A. Go to the store. B. Get some food. C. Return home. D. Eat.
  2. A hypothetical item or person designated the first, usually when there are more than one.
    Person A had 5 apples, and person B...
  3. (computing) The hexadecimal digit for 10.
    0x0000000A
    The value is hexadecimal A0, or decimal 160.
  4. A standard size of dry cell battery slightly larger than AA.[1]
  5. A system of paper sizes with similar proportions, as A0, A1, A2, etc.[2]
See also[edit]
  • (previous) 9, (next) B

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

The abbreviation of a variety of terms.

Symbol[edit]

A

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) Symbol for the element Argon, changed after 1956 to Ar.
  2. (geometry) Area.

Abbreviation[edit]

A

  1. (physics, International System of Units) Ampere, a unit of electrical current.
  2. (genetics) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for adenine in genetic code.
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for alanine in proteins.
  4. (vehicle-distinguishing signs) Austria.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Other representations of A:

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “A” in Christine A. Lindberg, editor, The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, 2002, ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4, page 1.
  2. ^ “A” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 1.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Runic letter ᚫ (a, “ansuz”), source for Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letters replaced by A

From Middle English and Old English upper case letter A and split of Middle English and Old English upper case letter Æ.

  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᚪ (a, “āc”) Old English upper case letter A from 7th century replacement by Latin upper case letter A of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (a, āc), derived from Runic letter (a, Ansuz).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᚫ (æ, “æsc”) Old English upper case letter Æ from 7th century replacement by Latin upper case ligature Æ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (æ, æsc), also derived from Runic letter (a, Ansuz).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a, plural As or A's)

  1. The first letter of the English alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.
    Apple starts with A.
Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Number[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The ordinal number first, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.
    The item A is "foods", the item B is "drinks".

Etymology 2[edit]

  • (highest rank, grade, music): From the initial position of the letter A in the English alphabet.
  • (blood type): From A antigen
  • (vehicle-distinguishing signs): From Austria

Symbol[edit]

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A

  1. The highest rank on any of various scales that assign letters.
    We assign each item inspected a rating from A through G, depending on various factors. — An A-rated bond.
  2. (education) The highest letter grade assigned (disregarding plusses and minuses).
    I was so happy to get an A on that test.
  3. (music) A tone three fifths above C in the cycle of fifths; the sixth tone of the C major scale; the first note of the minor scale of A minor; the reference tone that occurs at exactly 440 Hz; the printed or written note A; the scale with A as its keynote.[1][2]
    Orchestras traditionally tune to a concert A.
  4. (medicine) A blood type that has a specific antigen that aggravates the immune response in people with type B antigen in their blood. They may receive blood from type A or type O but cannot receive blood from AB or B.
    My blood type is A negative.
  5. (chemistry) Mass number.
  6. (logic) A universal affirmative suggestion.[1]
  7. Acoustic source.
  8. Actual weight of an aircraft.
  9. (historical) Abbreviation of adulterer, adulteress..
  10. Alaska Steamship Company.
  11. Alcoa Steamship Company.
  12. Allele dominant.
  13. Alveolar gas.
  14. American Stock Exchange.
  15. Ammunition examiner.
  16. Anchor Line.
  17. Aspect ratio.
  18. Assembly Bill.
  19. Smallest of the brassiere cup sizes.
  20. Chemical activity.
  21. First van der Waals constant.
  22. Fraunhofer line for oxygen.
  23. (aviation) Hail.
  24. (in newspaper stock listings) Includes extras.
  25. Linear acceleration.
  26. Mean sound absorption coefficient.
  27. Shoe size narrower than B.
  28. (baseball) Single A league, one of the lowest professional leagues.
  29. Total acidity.
Derived terms[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

A

  1. Ace.
  2. Acre.
  3. Adult; as used in film rating.
  4. Ammeter.
  5. (physics) Angstrom.
  6. Answer.
  7. (sports) An assist.
  8. (sexuality) Asexual.
  9. (weaponry) Atom; atomic.
  10. (Britain, London) Arsehole.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (physics, angstrom): Å
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “A” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 1.
  2. ^ “A” in Christine A. Lindberg, editor, The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, 2002, ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4, page 1.

Acehnese[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Acehnese alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Acheron[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Acheron alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Adzera[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Adzera alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Afar[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Afar alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Afrikaans alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Albanian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Albanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Alekano[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Alekano alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Alemannic German[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The letter of the Alemannic German alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Aleut[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Aleut alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Amaimon[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Amaimon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Amarasi[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Amarasi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Ambrak[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Ambrak alphabet, written in the Latin script.

American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (with the thumb extended) OpenA

Etymology[edit]

French Sign Language letter a

From French Sign Language sign for the letter A.

Production[edit]

This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:

Letter[edit]

A (transliteration needed) (Stokoe A)

  1. The letter A

See also[edit]


Anal[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Anal alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Angami[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The third letter of the Angami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Ankave[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Ankave alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Anuki[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Anuki alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Araki[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Araki alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Aromanian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Aromanian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Ashéninka Pajonal[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Ashéninka Pajonal alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Assiniboine[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Assiniboine alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

  • Fort Belknap

(Latin-script letters) A a, Ą ą, B b, C c, C’c’, D d, E e, G g, Ǧ ǧ, H h, Ȟ ȟ, Ȟ’ȟ’, I i, Į į, J j, K k, K’k’, M m, N n, O o, P p, P’p’, S s, S’s’, Š š, Š’š’, T t, T’t’, U u, Ų ų, W w, Y y, Z z, Ž ž,

Fork Peck Community College

(Latin-script letters) A a, Anan, B b, Chch, Chʔchʔ, D d, E e, G g, H h, I i, Inin, J j, K k, , M m, N n, O o, P p, , S s, , Š š, Šʔšʔ, T t, , U u, Unun, W w, X x, , Y y, Z z, Ž ž, ʔ

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre

(Latin-script letters) A a, , B b, , C̀’c̀’, , D d, E e, G g, Ġ ġ, H h,  , Ḣ’ḣ’, I i, , J j, K k, K’k’, M m, N n, O o, P p, P’p’, S s, S’s’, , S̀’s̀’, T t, T’t’, U u, , W w, Y y, Z z,

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Atsahuaca[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Atsahuaca alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Auhelawa[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Auhelawa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Avokaya[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Avokaya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Awara[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Awara alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

A upper case (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Balanta-Kentohe[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Balanta-Kentohe alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Barai[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Barai alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Bari[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Bari alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Basque[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Basque alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Bavarian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Bavarian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Beja[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Beja alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Bemba[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Bemba alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Blagar[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Blagar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Blin[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Blin alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Brahui[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Brahui alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Breton[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Breton alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Busa[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Busa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Catalan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Central Atlas Tamazight[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Central Atlas Tamazight alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Ch'orti'[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Ch'orti' alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Chachi[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Chachi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Chamorro[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

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

See also[edit]


Chechen[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (A) (upper case, lower case a, Cyrillic А)

  1. The first letter of the Chechen alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Cheyenne[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case)

  1. The first letter of the Cheyenne alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Chiwere[edit]

Lette4[edit]

A (upper case)

  1. The first letter of the Chiwere alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Choctaw[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Choctaw alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Cofán[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Cofán alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Comanche[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Comanche alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Comox[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Comox alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Corsican[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Corsican alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]



Creek[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Creek alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Crimean Tatar[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Crimean Tatar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Cypriot Arabic[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (transliteration needed) (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Cypriot Arabic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Czech[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. A (the 1st letter in the Czech alphabet)

See also[edit]


Dagbani[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Dagbani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Danish alphabet, written in the Latin script.
See also[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

A n (singular definite A'et, plural indefinite A'er)

  1. The first letter of the Danish alphabet, written in the Latin script.
Inflection[edit]

Dinka[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Dinka alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Domari[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

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

See also[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Duun[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Duun alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Further reading[edit]


Elfdalian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Elfdalian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Esan[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Esan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

See also[edit]


Ewe[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Ewe alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Fe'fe'[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Fe'fe' alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Fijian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Fijian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Finnish alphabet, called aa and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

A

  1. approbatur

Fon[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Fon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Friulian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Fula[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Fula alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

See also[edit]


Ga[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Ga alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Gagauz[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case A)

  1. The first letter of the Gagauz alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Galibi Carib[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Galibi Carib alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the German alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

A n (genitive A or As, plural A or As)

  1. A
    Von A bis Z.
    From A to Z.
    Wer A sagt, muss auch B sagen.
    One who says A shall also say B.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • A in Duden online

German Sign Language[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to the French Sign Language sign for "A".

Production[edit]

This one-handed GSL sign is produced as follows:

  • Posture the dominant hand in the “A” shape.

Letter[edit]

A (transliteration needed)

  1. the letter A

Gilbertese[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Gilbertese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Greenlandic[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Greenlandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Haida[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Haida alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Haitian Creole[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Haitian Creole alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Halkomelem[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The thirty-seventh letter of the Halkomelem alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Hausa[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Hausa alphabet, written in the Latin script. followed by B.

See also[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Hawaiian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Hupa[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Hupa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

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

See also[edit]


Ido[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Igbo[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Igbo alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Inari Sami[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Inari Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]



Ingrian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Ingrian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Interlingua alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Inupiak[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Inupiak alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

  • North Slope & Northwest Arctic

(Latin-script letters) A a, Ch ch, G g, Ġ ġ, H h, I i, K k, L l,  , Ł ł, Ł̣ ł̣, M m, N n, Ñ ñ, Ŋ ŋ, P p, Q q, R r, S s, Sr sr, T t, U u, V v, Y y ()

Seward Peninsula

(Latin-script letters) A a, B b (Ch ch, Ə ə), G g, Ġ ġ, H h, I i, K k, L l, Ł ł, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, P p, Q q, R r, S s, Sr sr, T t, U u, V v, W w, Y y, Z z, Zr zr, '

Uummarmiutun (Latin-script letters) A a, Ch ch, F f, G g, H h, Dj dj, I i, K k, L l, Ł ł, M m, N n, Ñ ñ, Ng ng, P p, Q q, R r, Ȓ ȓ, T t, U u, V v, Y y


Irish[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Irish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme; name of letter) IPA(key): /a/
  • Homophones: a, ha

Letter[edit]

A m, f (invariable, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Italian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Jarai[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Jarai alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Juǀ'hoan[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The letter of the Juǀ'hoan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Kabyle[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Kabyle alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]



Kaingang[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Kaingang alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Kakabai[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Kakabai alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Kanuri[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Kanuri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Karakalpak[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Karakalpak alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]


Karelian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Karelian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kashaya[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Kashaya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kashubian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Kashubian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kawésqar[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Kawésqar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Ket[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (transliteration needed) (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Ket alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Khakas[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (A)

  1. The first letter of the Khakas alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kikuyu[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Kikuyu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kobon[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Kobon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Krio[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Krio alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kurdish[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Kurdish alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Kwak'wala[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Kwak'wala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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  • U'mista

(Latin-script letters) A a,  , B b, D d,  , Dz dz, E e, G g, Gw gw, Ǥ ǥ, Ǥw ǥw, H h, I i, K k, Kw kw,  , K̓w k̓w,  , Ḵ̓ ḵ̓, Ḵw ḵw, Ḵ̓w ḵ̓w, L l, Ƚ ƚ, M m, N n, O o, P p,  , S s, T t,  , Ts ts, T̓s t̓s,  , T̓ƚ t̓ƚ, U u, W w, X x, Xw xw,  , X̱w x̱w, Y y, ʼ

liq̓ʷala (Latin-script letters) A a, Ə ə, B b, D d, Λ λ, Dᶻ dᶻ, E e, G g,  , Ǧ ǧ, Ǧʷ ǧʷ, H h, I i, K k,  ,  , K̓ʷ k̓ʷ, Q q,  ,  , Q̓ʷ q̓ʷ, L l,  ,  ɫ, M m,  , N n,  , O o, P p,  , S s, T t,  , ƛ, ƛ̓, C c,  , U u, W w,  , X x,  ,  , X̌ʷ x̌ʷ, Y y,  , ʔ


Lakota[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Lakota alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Latgalian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Latgalian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • a (in some abbreviations)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Α (A, alpha), likely through Etruscan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. (sometimes with littera) The first letter of the Latin alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

A.

  1. (in dates) ante (“before”)
    A. D.ante diem
  2. (in dates) anno, annus (“year”)
    A. D.anno Domini
    A. U. C.anno urbis conditae
    A. P. R. C.anno post Romam conditam
  3. Aulus (a Roman given name)
    • Inscriptiones Orelli 1530: A. A.Auli duo
  4. aquae (“waters”)
    • Inscriptiones Orelli 1643 sequens; 2620; 3011: A.A.Aquae Aponi (“Abano Terme”)
  5. auro, argento, or aeri (the three directors of the mint)
    • Inscriptiones Orelli 569; 2242; 2379; 3134 alia: III. VIRI A. A. A. F. F.auro, argento, aeri flando, feriundo
  6. agris (“fields”)
    • A. D. A. agris dandis adsignandis
    • A. I. A. agris judicandis adsignandis
  7. (upon the voting tablets in judicial trials) absolvo (“I free”, “I acquit”)
  8. (in the Roman Comitia) antiquo — “I leave in its former state”, “I reject” [e.g. the point in question]
  9. amicō (“friend”)
    A. O.amico optimo — “best friend”
  10. a (“of, from”)
    A. P.a populo
  11. aediliciae
    A. P.aediliciae potestatis
  12. aerario
    A. P. R.aerario populi Romani
  13. (in Cicero's Tusculanae Disputationes, “Tusculan Disputations”) adulescens or auditor, one of the disputants, as opposed to M. for magister or Marcus

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References[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia lv

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]

A

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Latvian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Lingala[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Lingala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lithuanian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The second letter of the Lithuanian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

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

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Lojban[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Lojban alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Lou[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Lou alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Lower Sorbian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lushootseed[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Lushootseed alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Luxembourgish alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German ouga, from Proto-Germanic *augô, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see). The phonetic development in Luxembourgish is regular: Old High German -ou- becomes -ā-; intervocalic -g- is lost; word-final short vowels are apocopated.

Noun[edit]

A n (plural Aen)

  1. eye
    Ech hunn eppes am A.
    I have something in my eye.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle High German ouwe, from Old High German ouwa, from Proto-Germanic *awjō. Cognate with German Aue, English eyot, Icelandic ey, Danish ø, Swedish ö.

Noun[edit]

A f (plural Aen)

  1. (only used in place names) floodplain, meadow

Malagasy[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Malagasy alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): [e]
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): [ä]
  • (phoneme, open ultima) IPA(key): [ə], [ɐ]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Maltese[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mampruli[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Mampruli alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mankanya[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Mankanya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Manx[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Manx alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Maori[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Maori alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mapudungun[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Mapudungun alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Marba[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Marba alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Marshallese[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Marshallese alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Maskelynes[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Maskelynes alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Massachusett[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Massachusett alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mayoyao Ifugao[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Mayoyao Ifugao alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mecayapan Nahuatl[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Mecayapan Nahuatl alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mohawk[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Mohawk alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Moore[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Moore alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Muinane[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Muinane alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Nauruan[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Nauruan alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Navajo[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Navajo alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Nisga'a[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Nisga'a alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Noon[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Noon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Nootka[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Nootka alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Northern Sami[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Northern Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nb

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Norwegian Bokmål alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Noun[edit]

A m (definite singular A-en, indefinite plural A-er, definite plural A-ene)

  1. letter A

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Norwegian Nynorsk alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Noun[edit]

A m (definite singular A-en, indefinite plural A-ar, definite plural A-ane)

  1. letter A

Nuer[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the Nuer alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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O'odham[edit]

Letter[edit]

A

  1. The first letter of the O'odham alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Occitan[edit]

Letter[edit]

A (lowercase a)

  1. The first letter of the Occitan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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