F

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LetterF.svg
F U+0046, F
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER F
E
[U+0045]
Basic Latin G
[U+0047]
U+FF26, F
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER F

[U+FF25]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF27]

Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Etruscan letter 𐌅 (v, ve), from the Ancient Greek letter Ϝ (W, digamma), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤅(w, waw), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓏲.

Letter[edit]

F (lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Symbol[edit]

F

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for fluorine.
  2. (metrology) Symbol for farad.
  3. (computing) Hexadecimal symbol for 15.
  4. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for phenylalanine
  5. (physics) force
  6. (linguistics) A wildcard for a fricative
    synonyms: S for a sibilant fricative
  7. (linguistics) falling tone
    synonyms: more commonly HL, or more specifically HM or ML
  8. (Voice Quality Symbols) falsetto

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Other representations of F:


English[edit]

Piano keyboard with white keys labeled

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f, plural Fs or F's)

  1. The sixth letter of the English alphabet, called ef and written in the Latin script.
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Number[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

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

Symbol[edit]

F

  1. (music)
    1. The fourth note of the diatonic scale of C major, called fa in solfège.
    2. The scale or key which has that note for its tonic.
    3. On a piano keyboard, the white key next to the left of each group of three black keys (see figure).
    4. The degree of a staff assigned to such a key or tone; a note on such a degree.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation by shortening.

Symbol[edit]

F

  1. (stock ticker symbol) Ford Motor Company
    Synonyms: Ford (common short form), FMC (initialism)

Adjective[edit]

F (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of false.
    Antonym: T
  2. Abbreviation of female.
    Coordinate terms: M, X
  3. (philately) Abbreviation of fine.

Noun[edit]

F (plural Fs)

  1. An academic grade, specifically —
    1. A failing grade, with the next best grade being either a D or an E (some institutions issue Es instead of Fs).
    2. (UK) A grade lower than E but higher than G.
  2. A grade of black-lead pencil (originally an abbreviation of fine).
  3. In the American Library Association, a folio-sized book, over 30 cm in height.
  4. Abbreviation of fellow, as in F.G.S. or F.R.S.
  5. (nautical) Abbreviation of fog, as in a ship's log.
  6. (US, meteorology) Initialism of Fujita (followed by a number when used in a rating on the Fujita scale and indicating the intensity of a tornado).
    the F-scale ; an F3 tornado
  7. Initialism of function (followed by a number when used on or referencing a function key of a computer keyboard).
    Press F1 for help.

Proper noun[edit]

F

  1. Abbreviation of various proper names.
  2. Abbreviation of Fahrenheit.
  3. Abbreviation of Father, as a title given to priests.
    Synonym: Fr
  4. Abbreviation of French.
  5. Abbreviation of Friday.
    Synonym: Fri

Verb[edit]

F (third-person singular simple present F's, present participle F'ing, simple past and past participle F'ed)

  1. (euphemistic) Initialism of fuck.

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Afar[edit]

Letter[edit]

F

  1. The thirteenth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛf/

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Afrikaans alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Letter[edit]

F upper case (lower case f)

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

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Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (capital, lowercase f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The seventh letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called fo and written in the Latin script.

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(Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, Ĉ ĉ, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ĝ ĝ, H h, Ĥ ĥ, I i, J j, Ĵ ĵ, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, R r, S s, Ŝ ŝ, T t, U u, Ŭ ŭ, V v, Z z


Estonian[edit]

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Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only in loanwords.

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Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äf or ef and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only in loanwords.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the German alphabet.

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called eff and written in the Latin script.

Declension[edit]

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

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Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (lower case f)

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

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Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Indonesian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F f or m (invariable, upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Italian alphabet, called effe 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]

F

F (upper case, lower case f)

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

Usage notes[edit]

The letter F/f (like H/h, and O/o representing [o], [oː] instead of [uə̯]) is found only in words of foreign origin (borrowings).

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Malay[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F

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

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (lowercase f)

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

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Nupe[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The seventh letter of the Nupe alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The ninth letter of the Polish alphabet, called ef and written in the Latin script.

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Further reading[edit]

  • F in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • F in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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Romani[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. (International Standard) The eighth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. (Pan-Vlax) The ninth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The eighth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ef, fe, or and written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (lower case f)

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

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Slovene[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (capital, lowercase f)

  1. The 7th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by E and followed by G.

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Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F upper case (lower case f)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, called fa and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by G and followed by Q.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. the sixth letter of the Spanish alphabet

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Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The seventh letter of the Turkish alphabet, called fe and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The eighth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called èf and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by E and followed by Ff.

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Further reading[edit]

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

Yoruba[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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