As

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

As

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for arsenic.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

As

  1. plural of A

Usage notes[edit]

  • There is some difference of opinion regarding the use of apostrophes in the pluralization of references to letters as symbols. New Fowler's Modern English Usage, after noting that the usage has changed, states on page 602 that "after letters an apostrophe is obligatory." The 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style states in paragraph 7.16, "To avoid confusion, lowercase letters ... form the plural with an apostrophe and an s". The Oxford Style Manual on page 116 advocates the use of common sense.

Egyptian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

As

  1. Manuel de Codage transliteration of 3s.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin as.

Noun[edit]

As n ‎(genitive Asses, plural Asse)

  1. as, a unit and a Roman coin

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From French as, from Latin as.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

As n ‎(genitive Asses, plural Asse)

  1. ace, a playing card
    • 2007, Martin Schuster & Hans-Dieter Dumpert, Besser lernen, Springer, pg. 153:
      Insgesamt gibt es elf Trumpfkarten. Das sind die vier Buben und die anderen: As, Zehn, König, Dame und die Neun, Acht, Sieben.
      Das Fallen der fremden Trümpfe, nämlich Pik-Bube, Herz-As, Herz-Zehn und Herz-Acht, sollte man sich merken.

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Declension[edit]

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Etymology 3[edit]

As n ‎(genitive Asses, plural Asse)

  1. (music) A-flat

External links[edit]

  • As in Duden online
  • As in Duden online