f.

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The "and the following" sense is derived from an abbreviation of Latin folio (on the (next) page), ablative of folium (leaf, page).

Noun[edit]

f. (uncountable)

  1. (grammar) Abbreviation of feminine.

Adjective[edit]

f. (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Abbreviation of feminine.
  2. (biology) Abbreviation of form. Used in certain three-part names
  3. (postpositive) and the following (page, paragraph, etc.)
    • 1941, Gershom Gerhard Scholem, “Index”, in Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, reprint of third revised edition, published 1995, →ISBN, page 445:
      “Alphabet of Rabbi Akiba,” 51. 66. 360 f., 364 f., 367

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used in the sense "and the following", f. usually has no space between it and the preceding number and is followed by a period. If more than one following section is meant, ff. is used.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • (and the following): ff.

Translations[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of føddur m, fødd f

Adjective[edit]

f.

  1. born
    Jóannes Patursson, f. 6. mai 1866 í Kirkjubø, d. 2. august 1946 (read: føddur)
    Jóannes Patursson, born 6th of May 1866 in Kirkjubø, died 2nd of August 1946
    Marita Petersen, f. 21. oktober 1940 í Vági, d. 26. august 2001 (read: fødd)
    Marita Petersen, born 21st of October 1940 in Vági, died 26th of August 2001

Antonyms[edit]

  • d. (deyður, deyð = dead)

German[edit]

Noun[edit]

f.

  1. (grammar) Abbreviation of Femininum.

Adjective[edit]

f. (indeclinable)

  1. (grammar) Abbreviation of feminin.
    Synonym: w.
  2. (of a page) Abbreviation of folgende (singular) (“following”, “subsequent”); akin to English f., et seq.. Compare ff.
    • 1926–8, Leumann–Hofmann–Szantyr, Lateinische Grammatik I: Lateinische Laut- und Formenlehre (2nd ed., 1977), Formenlehre Nomen II.B, § 273:1.d, page 290:
      Lit. zu den Gentilicia (aus Patronymika): Schulze, EN 385 f. -eius, 432 ff. -eius (bei etrusk. Namenstämmen älter noch -aeus), 457 f. -eius und -uleius; dazu 284 lēguleius sterteius. – Unhaltbar ist die morphologische Analyse bei Schulze 435 f.: idg. Suffix -ios bei e/o-Nomina sowohl mit als ohne Stammauslaut, daher einerseits -e-ijos gr. -ειος lat. -eius, andrerseits gr. -ιος lat. -ius. Das Hauptzeugnis für gr. -ειος, der aeol. Gebrauch von patronym. -ειος bei o-Stämmen, ist eine Neuerung; dieses -ειος ist als Universalsuffix auch bei Kons.-Stämmen verwendet; und es stammt als -ios-Ableitung von den Namen auf -ης, so -ειος neben -ης in Thessalien, Schwyzer, Del. 567 (-ης als -εις geschrieben) l. 80 f. Ἱπποϰράτειος, 99 f. Ἀντιφάνειος, 112 Ἀντιγένειος; auf Lesbos patronym. 623, 56 Ἱερογένειος, 640 Σωγένειος, weibl. 621, 11 als Name Ἑλλανοϰράτεια; das Muster für mask. -γένειος usw. war vermutlich nicht-patronym. fem. -εια (hom. ἠριγένεια, Ἰφιγένεια, Εὐρύϰλεια oder -ϰλέεια). – Unhaltbar über lat. -eius gleich griech. aeol. -ειος Solta 8⁷.
      Literature pertaining to nomina gentilicia (from patronyms): Schulze, EN 385 f. -eius, 432 ff. -eius (older still in Etruscan name stems -aeus), 457 f. -eius and -uleius; as in 284 lēguleius sterteius. – The morphological analysis in Schulze 435 f. is indefensible: Indo-Germanic suffix -ios with e/o-nouns both with and without stem-final vowels, hence on the one hand -e-ijos Greek -ειος Latin -eius, on the other hand Greek -ιος Latin -ius. The main evidence for Greek -ειος, the Aeolic use of patronymic -ειος with o-stems, is an innovation; this -ειος is used as a universal suffix with consonant stems; and it derives from nouns in -ης as a -ios-derivation, thus -ειος [is] near -ης in Thessaly, Schwyzer, Del. 567 (-ης written as -εις) vid. 80 f. Ἱπποϰράτειος, 99 f. Ἀντιφάνειος, 112 Ἀντιγένειος; patronymic on Lesbos 623, 56 Ἱερογένειος, 640 Σωγένειος, fem. 621, 11 as the name Ἑλλανοϰράτεια; the example for the masculine -γένειος etc. was presumably the non-patronymic fem. -εια (Homeric ἠριγένεια, Ἰφιγένεια, Εὐρύϰλεια or -ϰλέεια). – Indefensible in Latin -eius like Aeolic Greek -ειος Solta 8⁷.

Preposition[edit]

f. (+ accusative)

  1. Abbreviation of für.

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

f. (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of folyó (current).

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of fæddur m, fædd f, fætt n

Adjective[edit]

f.

  1. born

Antonyms[edit]

  • d. (dauður m, dauð f, dautt n = dead)

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

f. f (indeclinable)

  1. Abbreviation of fòrma.

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

f.

  1. (lexicography) born; Abbreviation of född.
  2. former; Abbreviation of förre.

Preposition[edit]

f.

  1. for, of; Abbreviation of för.
    Inst. f. datalogi
    Dept. of computer science

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Walloon[edit]

Adjective[edit]

f.

  1. Abbreviation of femrin.