diacritic

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English[edit]

A capital A with a diacritic above

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek διακριτικός (diakritikos, distinguishing, separative), from διακρίνειν (diakrinein, to distinguish, separate), from διά (dia, between) + κρίνω (krinō, I separate, distinguish).

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Adjective[edit]

diacritic (comparative more diacritic, superlative most diacritic)

  1. distinguishing
  2. (orthography, not comparable) Denoting a distinguishing mark applied to a letter or character.

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Noun[edit]

diacritic (plural diacritics)

  1. A special mark added to a letter to indicate a different pronunciation, stress, tone, or meaning.

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External links[edit]

  • diacritic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • diacritic at OneLook Dictionary Search

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French diacritique

Adjective[edit]

diacritic 2 nom/acc forms

  1. diacritic, diacritical

Declension[edit]

singular plural
masculine & neuter feminine masculine feminine and neuter
diacritic diacritic diacritice diacritice

Noun[edit]

diacritic n (plural diacritice)

  1. diacritic
  2. diacritical mark

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