I

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Translingual[edit]

LetterI.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0049
H ← Basic Latin → J
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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Roman numeral one): , i,
  • ("Cardinal number read ordinal", i.e. ordinal): I.

Letter[edit]

I upper case (lower case i)

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

I upper case (lower case ı)

  1. The letter i without a dot above, in both the upper case and the lower case versions.

See also[edit]

Symbol[edit]

I

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for iodine.
  2. (physics) Isotopic spin.
  3. (license plate codes) Italy
  4. (physics, electronics) Electrical current.
  5. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for isoleucine
  6. (mathematics, linear algebra) identity matrix
  7. (analysis, topology) the (closed) unit interval; [0, 1]
  8. (inorganic chemistry) Specifying an oxidation state of 1

Cardinal number[edit]

I ‎(upper case Roman numeral, lower case i)

  1. cardinal number one.

Usage notes[edit]

In titles, this is read as "the first" in English, so George I is read George the first.

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See also[edit]

Other representations of I:

References[edit]

  • I” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • I” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English I, ik (also ich), from Old English ih, ic ‎(I), from Proto-Germanic *ik, *ek ‎(I), from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂ ‎(I). Cognate with Scots I, ik, A ‎(I), West Frisian ik ‎(I), Dutch ik ‎(I), Low German ik ‎(I), German ich ‎(I), Bavarian I ‎(I), Danish jeg ‎(I), Norwegian jeg, eg ‎(I), Norwegian I ‎(I) (dialectal), Swedish jag ‎(I), Icelandic ég, eg ‎(I), Latin ego ‎(I), Ancient Greek ἐγώ ‎(egṓ), Russian я ‎(ja, I), Lithuanian ‎(I). See also ich.

Pronoun[edit]

I ‎(first person singular subject personal pronoun, objective me, possessive my, possessive pronoun mine, reflexive myself)

  1. The speaker or writer, referred to as the grammatical subject, of a sentence.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.ii:
      It ill beseemes a knight of gentle sort, / Such as ye haue him boasted, to beguile / A simple mayd, and worke so haynous tort, / In shame of knighthood, as I largely can report.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word I is always capitalised in written English. Other forms of the pronoun, such as me and my, follow regular English capitalisation rules.
Synonyms[edit]
Translations[edit]
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Noun[edit]

I ‎(uncountable)

  1. (metaphysics) The ego.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(upper case, lower case i, plural Is or I's)

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

I ‎(upper case, lower case i)

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

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation.

Noun[edit]

I ‎(countable and uncountable, plural Is)

  1. (US, roadway) interstate
  2. (grammar) Abbreviation of instrumental case.

References[edit]

  • I” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • I” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "I" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(Stokoe I)

  1. The letter I

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

I upper case (lower case ı)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ír, variant of ér, from Proto-Germanic *jūz, from Proto-Indo-European *yū́.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

I ‎(objective jer, possessive jeres)

  1. (personal) you, you all (second person plural)
    I må ikke gå derind!
    You can't go in there!
    • 2014, Diverse forfattere, Fire uger blev til fire år - og andre beretninger, Lindhardt og Ringhof (ISBN 9788711336083)
      Og så er der forresten lidt mere med det samme: I må love os een ting. mor og far, I må ikke efterligne os unge! — For gør I det, ja, så kommer I til at se så morsomme ud. — I må ikke prøve på at løbe fra jeres alder, for det kan I alligevel ikke.
      And by the way, there's something else: You must promise us one thing, mum and dad, you may not imitate us young! — For if you do, you will look so funny. — you may not try to run way from your age, for you can't do that anyway.
    • 1981, Mogens Wolstrup, Vild hyben: danske forfattere skriver om jalousi
      Men det er ikke jeres skyld, siger Ditte. I er unge og kloge. I er grimme og fantastisk smukke. I har modet! I er på rette vej med jeres show. Jeg føler med jeres oprør, og måske derfor kunne jeg ikke klare mere. Jeres hud er glat, I er startet i tide.
      But it is not your fault, Ditte says. You are young and intelligent. You are ugly and amazingly beautiful. You have the courage! You are on the right path with your show. I feel with your rebellion, and perhaps for that reason, I couldn't take any more. Your skin is smooth, you started in time.
    • 2011, Per Ullidtz, Absalons Europa, BoD – Books on Demand (ISBN 9788771142396), page 229
      Og lidt senere ”I har hørt at det er sagt: øje for øje og tand for tand. Men jeg siger jer, at I må ikke sætte jer imod det onde; men dersom nogen giver dig et slag på din højre kind, da vend ham også den anden til! ...
      And a little later ”you have heard it said: an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, you may not resist evil; but if anyone hits you on the right cheek, turn the other towards [whoever hit you]! ...

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(capital, lowercase i)

  1. The ninth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: H
  • Next letter: J

Esperanto[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(upper case, lower case i)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called i and written in the Latin script.

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Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(upper case, lower case i)

  1. The ninth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called ii and written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

I

  1. improbatur

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(upper case, lower case i)

  1. The ninth letter of the German alphabet.

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme; name of letter) IPA(key): /i/
  • (phoneme, when followed by a vowel in the same syllable) IPA(key): /j/

Letter[edit]

I m, f ‎(invariable lower case, i)

  1. The ninth letter of the Italian alphabet, called i and written in the Latin script.

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Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia lv

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]

I

I ‎(upper case, lower case i)

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

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [ai̯]
  • (Phoneme) IPA(key): [i]
  • (Phoneme, Closed ultima) IPA(key): [e]

Letter[edit]

I

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

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English , from Proto-Indo-European. More at English I

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

I

  1. I (first-person singular subject pronoun)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

I

  1. (dialect) I: a first-person singular personal pronoun
  2. (rare, archaic) you: a second-person plural nominative pronoun


Portuguese[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(upper case, lower case i)

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

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

I (capital, lowercase i)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Romanian alphabet generally representing the phoneme /i/. Preceded by H and followed by Î.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Before vowels, this letter usually takes on the sound of /j/
    ianuarie /'ja.nu.a.ri.e/
  • At the ends of words (except verb infinitives, and those ending in a consonant cluster ending in l or r), the letter palatalizes the previous syllable and is "whispered": /ʲ/
    băieţi /bə'jetsʲ/

Saanich[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

I

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

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /i/, /j/

Letter[edit]

I ‎(lower case i)

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

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Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sl

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(capital, lowercase i)

  1. The 10th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by H and followed by J.

Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɪ/, /i/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ʔɪ/

Letter[edit]

I upper case (lower case i)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Somali alphabet, called i and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by E and followed by O.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(upper case, lower case i)

  1. The ninth letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Abbreviation[edit]

I

  1. Ilustre
    La I municipalidad de Valparaíso.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish ī, ir, from Old Norse ír, variant of ér, from Proto-Germanic *jūz, from Proto-Indo-European *yū́.

Pronoun[edit]

I ‎(personal pronoun)

  1. (archaic) you (second-person plural nominative)

Synonyms[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(upper case, lower case ı)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ı and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

I ‎(upper case, lower case i)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called i or i ngắn and written in the Latin script.

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