Eszett

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German[edit]

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Etymology[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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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