ff

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See also: ff., fF, , FF, and

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The "and following" sense is short for "folios following" (though if read aloud, it should be read as "and following"). The "folios" that follow can be pages, paragraphs, Bible verses, or other sections of written material.

Symbol[edit]

ff

  1. fortissimo
  2. "and following" (pages, etc)

English[edit]

Letter[edit]

ff

  1. Often written in old manuscripts or transcriptions of them, denoting a capital F.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation of Latin folio (on the (next) page), ablative of folium (leaf, page).

Phrase[edit]

ff

  1. ff.

Etymology 2[edit]

When pronounced as the plural of 'f', it sounds like the Dutch word effen.

Adverb[edit]

ff

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of effen; briefly, just.
Usage notes[edit]

This abbreviation is primarily used in informal communication, such as text messaging and web messaging.


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ff (lower case, upper case Ff)

  1. The ninth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called èff and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by f and followed by g.

Usage notes[edit]

Like the other Welsh digraphs, ff is considered a distinct letter of the Welsh alphabet for all purposes, including collation. Thus, ffa is alphabetically sorted after fwltur.

Mutation[edit]

  • ff cannot be mutated in Welsh.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “ff”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies