D

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LetterD.svg
D U+0044, D
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D
C
[U+0043]
Basic Latin E
[U+0045]

Translingual[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Etruscan 𐌃 (D), the source for Latin D

From the Etruscan letter 𐌃 (d, de), from the Ancient Greek letter Δ (D, delta), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤃(d, dalet), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓇯.

Letter[edit]

D (lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A simplification of Ð under the graphic influence of the letter D, from a standardization of Ɔ superposed on a ⋌ or ⊢, from the practice of circling each hundredth ⋌ (now Roman numeral V), the tally stick notch mark representing five.

Alternative forms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

D (upper case Roman numeral, lower case d)

  1. (Roman numerals) Five hundred (500).
  2. the five hundredth (500th)

Etymology 3[edit]

  • (chemistry, deuterium): abbreviation of deuterium
  • (computing, hexadecimal 13): From its position as the thirteenth element of the series {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F}
  • (Germany): abbreviation of German word Deutschland (Germany)

Symbol[edit]

D

  1. (chemistry) Deuterium, when it needs to be distinguished from ordinary hydrogen.
  2. (computing) Hexadecimal symbol for thirteen.
  3. A standard size of dry cell battery larger than C.
  4. Vehicle-distinguishing sign for Germany.
  5. (biochemistry) IUPAC one-letter abbreviation for aspartic acid.
  6. (mathematics) The differential operator in calculus and analysis.

Gallery[edit]

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Other representations of D:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English D, a 7th century replacement by Latin upper case letter D of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (d, daeg).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Letter name: IPA(key): /diː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iː
  • Phoneme: IPA(key): /d/

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d, plural Ds or D's)

  1. The fourth letter of the English alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.

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Number[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The ordinal number fourth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2[edit]

Various abbreviations

Noun[edit]

D

  1. defense.
  2. (US, politics) Democrat, especially preceding the constituent location.
    D-New York
  3. (automotive) drive, the setting of an automatic transmission.
  4. (printing) duodecimo, as adopted by the American Library Association.
  5. (euphemistic) dick; penis.
    She wants the D!
  6. (electronics) data.
  7. (Unicode) Canonical decomposition
  8. (music) Deutsch number in the Schubert Thematic Catalogue.
    Symphony No. 4 Tragic D 417
    Coordinate term: Köchel number

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Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

Adverb[edit]

D

  1. down (direction).

Adjective[edit]

D

  1. divorced.

Proper noun[edit]

D

  1. (with “The”) The City of Detroit.

Interjection[edit]

D

  1. (euphemistic) Damn
    • 1878, W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, "I am the Captain of the Pinafore", H.M.S. Pinafore
      CAPTAIN. I never use a big, big DALL. What, never? CAPTAIN. No, never! ALL. What, never? CAPTAIN. Hardly ever! ALL. Hardly ever swears a big, big D

Etymology 3[edit]

From the shape of the upper case letter "D"

Noun[edit]

D (plural Ds)

  1. (snooker) The semicircle on the baulk line, inside which the cue ball must be placed at a break-off.
  2. (soccer) The penalty arc on a football pitch.

Etymology 4[edit]

From the position (4) of the letter D in the English alphabet.

Noun[edit]

D (plural Ds)

  1. (education, chiefly Canada, US) A grade awarded for a class, better than outright failure (which can be F or E depending on the institution) and worse than a C.

Proper noun[edit]

D

  1. (computer languages) A programming language inspired from C++.

Afar[edit]

Letter[edit]

D

  1. The tenth letter of the Afar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Albanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (D) (upper case D, lower case d)

  1. The 5th letter of the Standard Albanian Latin-script alphabet.
  2. The 7th letter of the Arvanitic Albanian Greek-script alphabet.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Letter[edit]

D upper case (lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Basque alphabet, called de and written in the Latin script.

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Chinese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

D

  1. (Cantonese, nonstandard) Alternative spelling of

Suffix[edit]

D

  1. (Cantonese, nonstandard) Alternative spelling of

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

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

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called do and written in the Latin script.

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Estonian[edit]

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Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.

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Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called dee and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only in loanwords except for the weak grade of t.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the German alphabet, called de and written in the Latin script.

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Hungarian[edit]

Compass rose

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation of dél (south).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

D (plural D-ek)

  1. s. (south)
Declension[edit]

The declined forms below are used only in writing. When speaking, the declined forms of the full word should be used, as shown at dél.

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative D D-ek
accusative D-et D-eket
dative D-nek D-eknek
instrumental D-lel D-ekkel
causal-final D-ért D-ekért
translative D-lé D-ekké
terminative D-ig D-ekig
essive-formal D-ként D-ekként
essive-modal
inessive D-ben D-ekben
superessive D-en D-eken
adessive D-nél D-eknél
illative D-be D-ekbe
sublative D-re D-ekre
allative D-hez D-ekhez
elative D-ből D-ekből
delative D-ről D-ekről
ablative D-től D-ektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
D-é D-eké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
D-éi D-ekéi
Possessive forms of D
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. D-em D-eim
2nd person sing. D-ed D-eid
3rd person sing. D-e D-ei
1st person plural D-ünk D-eink
2nd person plural D-etek D-eitek
3rd person plural D-ük D-eik

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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The sixth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative D D-k
accusative D-t D-ket
dative D-nek D-knek
instrumental D-vel D-kkel
causal-final D-ért D-kért
translative D-vé D-kké
terminative D-ig D-kig
essive-formal D-ként D-kként
essive-modal
inessive D-ben D-kben
superessive D-n D-ken
adessive D-nél D-knél
illative D-be D-kbe
sublative D-re D-kre
allative D-hez D-khez
elative D-ből D-kből
delative D-ről D-kről
ablative D-től D-ktől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
D-é D-ké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
D-éi D-kéi
Possessive forms of D
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. D-m D-im
2nd person sing. D-d D-id
3rd person sing. D-je D-i
1st person plural D-nk D-ink
2nd person plural D-tek D-itek
3rd person plural D-jük D-ik
Derived terms[edit]

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Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (lower case d)

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

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D m or f (invariable, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Italian alphabet, called di and written in the Latin script.

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Latvian[edit]

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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]

D

D (upper case, lower case d)

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

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Malay[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): [di]
  • (phoneme, syllable-initial) IPA(key): [d]
  • (phoneme, syllable-final) IPA(key): [t̚]

Letter[edit]

D

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

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Portuguese[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Noun[edit]

D m

  1. Abbreviation of dom. (as a title)

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The sixth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called de or and written in the Latin script.

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Saanich[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D

  1. The eighth letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (lower case d)

  1. The eighth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Slovene[edit]

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Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Slovene alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D upper case (lower case d)

  1. The seventh letter of the Somali alphabet, called deel and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  1. The seventh letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by KH and followed by R.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Derived terms[edit]

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Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called de and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The sixth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called , đê, or dờ and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fifth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called di and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by Ch and followed by Dd.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Dinbych Ddinbych Ninbych unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , chapter D, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. The fourth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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