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Alternative forms[edit]


Es (S) +‎ Zett (Z), since the letter was initially a ligature of ſ (the long s) and z (with a shape similar to ʒ).


  • IPA(key): /ʔɛsˈt͡sɛt/
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  • Hyphenation: Es‧zett
  • Rhymes: -ɛt


Eszett n (genitive Eszett, plural Eszett)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter ß/ß., also the sharp s in English.


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