f

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Translingual[edit]

IPA Unicode 0x0066.svg
f U+0066, f
LATIN SMALL LETTER F
e
[U+0065]
Basic Latin g
[U+0067]
U+FF46, f
FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER F

[U+FF45]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF47]
𝆑 U+1D191, 𝆑
MUSICAL SYMBOL FORTE
𝆐
[U+1D190]
Musical Symbols 𝆒
[U+1D192]
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Etymology[edit]

Greek Ϝ, the source for Latin F Modification of upper case Latin letter F, from Greek Ϝ (W, Digamma), from Phœnician 𐤅(W, waw), the ultimate source being probably Egyptian.

Letter[edit]

f (upper case F)

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

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Symbol[edit]

f

  1. (music) forte
  2. (IPA) voiceless labiodental fricative
  3. (physics) frequency
  4. (optics) focal length
  5. (linguistics) feminine gender

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Other representations of F:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᚠ, which was replaced by Latin ‘f’

Old English lower case letter f, from 7th century replacement by Latin lower case f of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (f, fe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛf/
(file)
(file)
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /f/
  • See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 178, 179, 188, 198, 230 in the 1913 Webster dictionary

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper case F, plural 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 (lower case, upper case F)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Symbol[edit]

f

  1. (music) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or scale of C. F sharp (F♯) is a tone intermediate between F and G.
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

f

  1. (printing, abbreviation) Folio, paper and book size (10"-12.5" x 15"-20")
  2. (euphemistic) fuck
    What the f do you think you're doing?
  3. Alternative form of f.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (folio paper and book size): F, fo
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Interjection[edit]

f

  1. Alternative letter-case form of F
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Azerbaijani[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f lower case (upper case F)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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  • Previous letter: e
  • Next letter: g

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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Estonian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper 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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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (upper case F)

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

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæf/, [ˈæf] (name of letter)
  • IPA(key): /ˈef/, [ˈe̞f] (name of letter)
  • (file)

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper 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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Noun[edit]

f

  1. (music) F (note)

Usage notes[edit]

Capitalized for the great octave or any octave below that, or in names of major keys; not capitalized for the small octave or any octave above that, or in names of minor keys.

Declension[edit]


Fula[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

f

  1. Romanization of 𐍆

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper 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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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ɛfː/

Letter[edit]

f (upper case F)

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

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Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /f/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /fe/

Letter[edit]

f (upper case F)

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

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

f m or f (invariable)

  1. See under F

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]

(file)

Letter[edit]

F

f (lower case, upper 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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Livonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (upper case F)

  1. The tenth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f

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

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (uppercase) F

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (Cyrillic spelling ф)

  1. The 10th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by e and followed by g.

Preposition[edit]

f (Cyrillic spelling ф)

  1. (Kajkavian) in, at (location) [+locative]
  2. (Kajkavian) to, into (direction) [+accusative]
  3. (Kajkavian) on, in, at, during (time) [+accusative]
  4. (Kajkavian) in, during (time) [+accusative]

Synonyms[edit]


Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (upper case F)

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

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

(letter name)

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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Turkmen[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (upper case F)

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

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper 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-), “f”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

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