abc

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See also: ABC, Abc, and A.B.C.

Danish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /abeseː/, [æb̥eˈseːˀ]

Noun[edit]

abc c (singular definite abc'en, plural indefinite abc'er)

  1. ABC (a primer for teaching the Latin alphabet and first elements of reading; the rudiments of any subject)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After the first three letters of the Latin alphabet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aː.beːˈseː/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

abc n (uncountable)

  1. alphabet
    Synonym: alfabet

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abc m (plural abc)

  1. ABC, basics, fundamentals, rudiments
    l'abc des mathématiquesthe rudiments of mathematics

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English.

Noun[edit]

abc m (invariable)

  1. ABC, alphabet
    Synonym: abbiccì

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nb
Title page of "Abc Bok", the first alphabet book in Norwegian, by Andreas Austlid.

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Etymology 1[edit]

The first three letters of the Norwegian alphabet.

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Noun[edit]

abc f or m (definite singular abc-a or abc-en, indefinite plural abc-er, definite plural abc-ene)

  1. an ABC (a primer for teaching the Latin alphabet and first elements of reading and spelling)
    • 1909, Alexander L. Kielland, Breve til hans datter, page 144:
      paa bogstavet E stod i gamle tyske ABC’er 2 dyr: Esel og Elephant
      on the letter E stood in old German ABCs 2 animals: Donkey and Elephant
    • 1989, Ebba Haslund, Med vingehest i manesjen, page 50:
      Foreldreaksjonen mot samnorsk … oppfordret til retting av samnorskformene i skolebarnas ABC’er
      The parental reaction against Samnorsk… called for the correction of Samnorsk forms in school children's ABCs
    • 2004, Fredrik Skagen, En by som ingen ainnen:
      jeg kunne [lese] før jeg begynte i første klasse, og det var kjedelig å høre på når andre elever stotret seg gjennom avsnitt i ABC-en
      I could [read] before I started first grade, and it was boring to listen to other students stumble through sections of the ABC
    • 2008, Karsten Alnæs, Bakenfor alle farger:
      vi hadde lært bokstavene og tallene, lest vår ABC og fylt ut atskillige skrivebøker
      we had learned the letters and numbers, read our ABCs and filled out several exercise books
    Synonym: abc-bok
  2. (figuratively) basic knowledge of a subject
    • 1911, Fredrik Viller, Gamle Friks diamant, page 66:
      det hører jo til en politimands ABC, at han bør mistænke alle, saalænge den skyldige ikke er opdaget
      it belongs to a policeman's ABC that he should suspect everyone, as long as the culprit is not discovered
    • 2006, Kjell Ola Dahl, Lindeman & Sachs, page 465:
      det er jo børsens ABC: Man selger i hausse og kjøper i baisse
      it is the stock exchange's ABC: You sell hausse and buy in baisse
    • 2008 July 18, askerfotball.no:
      «scoringen kom etter et angrep som var tatt rett ut av fotballens ABC» er en typisk setning i avisene
      "The score came after an attack that was taken straight out of football's ABC" is a typical phrase in the newspapers
    vitenskapens og politikkens abc
    the ABC's of science and politics
    kunne sin abcknow your ABCs
    kunne mer enn sin abcknow more than your ABCs (to understand many things)
  3. a textbook that contains elementary knowledge within a topic or subject
    abc for førerprøvenABC for the driving test
    abc for matlagingABC for cooking
    Synonyms: grunnbok, lærebok
  4. (rare) alphabet (the set of letters used when writing in a language)

Usage notes[edit]

Most often capitalised, except for the inflected endings.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English English atomic, biological and chemical.

Adjective[edit]

abc

  1. (weaponry) Initialism of atom-, biologisk and kjemisk: ("atomic, biological and chemical") the three main categories of weapons of mass destruction.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

abc f (definite singular abc-a, indefinite plural abc-er, definite plural abc-ene)

  1. ABC (often in book form)
  2. alphabet

Usage notes[edit]

Often capitalised, except for the inflected part.

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abc n (indeclinable)

  1. 101 (basic knowledge)
    Synonym: podstawa

Further reading[edit]

  • abc in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

abc m (plural abcs)

  1. ABC (alphabet)
  2. ABC (rudiments)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

abc m (plural abcs)

  1. Alternative form of abecé

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