Y

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LetterY.svg
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LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Y
X
[U+0058]
Basic Latin Z
[U+005A]
U+FF39, Y
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Y

[U+FF38]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
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Translingual[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Letter[edit]

Y (lower case y)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Symbol[edit]

Y

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for yttrium
  2. (metrology) Symbol for prefix yotta-
  3. (genetics) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for any pyrimidine
  4. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for tyrosine
  5. (travel, aviation) The reservation booking designator for the highest level of economy air fare.
  6. (mathematics, computer science) A Fixed-point combinator; especially Haskell Curry's combinator defined as λ f.(λ x.f (x x)) (λx.f (x x))

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Other representations of Y:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y, plural Ys or Y's)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet, called wye and written in the Latin script.
  2. Used for the Greek letter Υ (Y, upsilon).
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Noun[edit]

Y (plural Ys)

  1. A figure or mark in the shape of the letter Y.
  2. A Y-shaped object, such as a railroad fork or a support for a telescope; a wye, a bifurcation.
  3. (lepidopterology) A moth of the genus Plusia, having markings resembling the letter Y.

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation by shortening.

Interjection[edit]

Y

  1. Abbreviation of yes.

Noun[edit]

Y (plural Ys)

  1. Abbreviation of year. (In some contexts as YY or YYYY to indicate only the last 2-digits or all 4-digits.)

Proper noun[edit]

the Y

  1. Short for the YMCA or YWCA.
    • a. 1969, John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces:
      Of course, the audience up here at the Bronx “Y” will probably be a little parochial, but if I make good in the lecture, I might one day end up speaking down at the Lex. Ave. “Y” where great thinkers like Norman Mailer and Seymour Krim are always airing their views.

Afar[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y

  1. The twenty-second and final letter in the Afar alphabet.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y upper case (lower case y)

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Basque alphabet, called i greko and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (capital, lowercase y)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: X
  • Next letter: Z

Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

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

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the German alphabet.

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ ˈi]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ ˈipsilon]

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The forty-second letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called ipszilon and written in the Latin script.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Y Y-ok
accusative Y-t Y-okat
dative Y-nak Y-oknak
instrumental Y-nal Y-okkal
causal-final Y-ért Y-okért
translative Y-ná Y-okká
terminative Y-ig Y-okig
essive-formal Y-ként Y-okként
essive-modal
inessive Y-ban Y-okban
superessive Y-on Y-okon
adessive Y-nál Y-oknál
illative Y-ba Y-okba
sublative Y-ra Y-okra
allative Y-hoz Y-okhoz
elative Y-ból Y-okból
delative Y-ról Y-okról
ablative Y-tól Y-októl
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Y-é Y-oké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Y-éi Y-okéi
Possessive forms of Y
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Y-om Y-aim
Y-jaim
2nd person sing. Y-od Y-aid
Y-jaid
3rd person sing. Y-a
Y-ja
Y-ai
Y-jai
1st person plural Y-unk Y-aink
Y-jaink
2nd person plural Y-otok Y-aitok
Y-jaitok
3rd person plural Y-uk
Y-juk
Y-aik
Y-jaik

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Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (lower case y)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /ˈip.si.lon/, /iˈɡrɛ.ko/, /iˈɡrɛ.ka/
  • (phonetic realization) IPA(key): [j], [i] (varies depending on the loanword)

Letter[edit]

Y m or f (invariable, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Latin alphabet, called ipsilon or i greca in Italian.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The letter Y is not considered part of the Italian alphabet. It is found mainly in loanwords.

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Malay[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Noun[edit]

Y m (plural Ys)

  1. fork (area where something forks)
    Synonyms: forquilha, bifurcação, ramificação

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called igrec or i grec and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Saanich[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y

  1. The thirty-seventh letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ʝ/, /ɪ̯/, /i̯/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ʝæ/

Letter[edit]

Y upper case (lower case y)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by H and followed by A.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The 26th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ye and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔi˧˧ zaːj˨˩], [ʔi˧˧ ɣəː˨˩ zɛt̚˧˦]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɪj˧˧ jaːj˦˩], [ʔɪj˧˧ ɣəː˦˩ ʐɛt̚˦˧˥]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɪj˧˧ jaːj˨˩], [ʔɪj˧˧ ɣəː˨˩ ɹɛk̚˦˥]
  • Phonetic: i dài, i gờ rét

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called i dài or i gờ-rét and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ə/, /əː/

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by W.

Mutation[edit]

  • Y cannot be mutated but, being a vowel, does take h-prothesis, for example with the word ysgol (school; ladder):
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
ysgol unchanged unchanged hysgol
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-), “Y”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

Y (upper case, lower case y)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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