w

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Letter w.svg
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LATIN SMALL LETTER W
v
[U+0076]
Basic Latin x
[U+0078]
U+FF57, w
FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER W

[U+FF56]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF58]

Translingual[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  2. The first letter of callsigns allocated to American broadcast television and radio stations east of the Mississippi river.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Symbol[edit]

w

  1. (IPA) voiced labial-velar approximant

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Other representations of W:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌbl̩.juː/, /ˈdʌb.juː/, /ˈdʌb.jə/, /ˈdʌb/, /ˈdʌbz/
(file)

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W, plural w's)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, called double-u and written in the Latin script.

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Noun[edit]

w

  1. watt
  2. west
  3. witness
  4. work
  5. wanker

Adjective[edit]

w

  1. (cricket) wide
  2. white

Preposition[edit]

w

  1. with
  2. with a wing (on the Enneagram)
When Sharon took the Enneagram test, she came out as a 3w2.

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔbəlveː/, [ˈd̥ʌb̥əlˌveːˀ]

Letter[edit]

w (uppercase W)

  1. the twenty-third letter of the Danish alphabet

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Dutch alphabet.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: v
  • Next letter: x

Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

wD35

 enclitic

  1. (Old Egyptian) not; used to negate the subjunctive or prospective in wishes and commands

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. A letter of the Finnish alphabet, called kaksoisvee and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the Finnish alphabet, w is a variant of v.
  • Used only in loanwords and proper names with old spelling.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (uppercase W)

  1. w

Fula[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

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

Usage notes[edit]

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

w

  1. Romanization of 𐍅

Haitian Creole[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

w

  1. Contraction of ou.

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈv]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈduplɒveː]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The fortieth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called dupla vé and written in the Latin script.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative w w-k
accusative w-t w-ket
dative w-nek w-knek
instrumental w-vel w-kkel
causal-final w-ért w-kért
translative w-vé w-kké
terminative w-ig w-kig
essive-formal w-ként w-kként
essive-modal
inessive w-ben w-kben
superessive w-n w-ken
adessive w-nél w-knél
illative w-be w-kbe
sublative w-re w-kre
allative w-hez w-khez
elative w-ből w-kből
delative w-ről w-kről
ablative w-től w-ktől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
w-é w-ké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
w-éi w-kéi
Possessive forms of w
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. w-m w-im
2nd person sing. w-d w-id
3rd person sing. w-je w-i
1st person plural w-nk w-ink
2nd person plural w-tek w-itek
3rd person plural w-jük w-ik

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Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /w/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /we/

Letter[edit]

w (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

w m or f (invariable)

  1. See under W

Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for (笑) (warai, laughing).

Punctuation mark[edit]

w

  1. (Internet slang, often repeated) LOL; an expression of amusement or laughter.
    このバカwwwwwww
    kono baka wwwwwww
    look at this idiot lol
    ちょwww(まえ)ツイート()すぎwww(ゆう)(めい)(じん)じゃんwwwww
    cho www omae no tsuīto nobisugi www yūmeijin jan wwwww
    yo hol up, your tweet's crazy popular 🔥😂 you're goddamn famous 😂

Usage notes[edit]

  • w can be used multiple times in a row as in the examples above.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • we (especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /w/ (before vowels)
  • (silent before consonants)

Preposition[edit]

w (with locative)

  1. in

Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ˈdɔbəlt.ˌʋeː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ʋ/, /v/
  • (file)

Letter[edit]

w

  1. The 23rd letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Only appears in loanwords from e.g. German.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

w

  1. (+ locative) in, at, on
  2. (+ accusative) into, in
  3. (+ accusative) on (time/date)

Usage notes[edit]

Some combinations of sounds, mostly consonant clusters at the beginning of the following noun, require that this preposition is used in longer form we. Examples:

  • we włosachin the hair
  • we Wrocławiuin Wrocław

But:

  • w Warszawiein Warsaw

Further reading[edit]

  • w in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • w in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called dublu ve or dublu vî and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /w/, /ɡw/, /β/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈuβe ˈdoβle/, /ˈdoβle be/

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The 24th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter name
Phoneme

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Swedish alphabet, called dubbel-ve and written in the Latin script. Previously treated as a variant of the letter v and not as its own independent letter.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In blackletter typography, w was commonly used instead of v. When printers (gradually during the 19th century) changed to Latin typography, spelling changed from w to v, except in some family names. However, this change does not count as a spelling reform.
  • In many abbreviations, Swedes say v (ve, as in German) instead of w (dubbel ve), e.g. BMW (be emm ve), VW (ve ve), WC (ve se), WHO (ve hå o), WWW (ve ve ve).

Turkmen[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (upper case W)

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

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (with grave accent to indicate otherwise unpredictable short vowel):
  • (with acute accent to indicate unusually stressed short vowel):
  • (with circumflex to indicate otherwise unpredictable or unusually stressed long vowel or disyllabicity): ŵ
  • (with diaeresis to indicate disyllabicity):

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w f (plural ŵau)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called w and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by u and followed by y.
  2. The name of the Latin-script letter W.

Derived terms[edit]

  • Digraph sequences: wy

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
w unchanged unchanged hw
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in negative statements; also in affirmative statements in North Wales): dw
  • (in affirmative statements): rw

Pronunciation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This word is usually found in conjunction with the pronoun i and so may be pronounced as part of a diphthong /ʊi̯/ or as /wiː/.

Verb[edit]

w

  1. (colloquial, South Wales) first-person singular present of bod (in affirmative or negative statements)
    W i yn y car.I’m in the car.
    W i ddim yn hapus.I’m not happy.

Related terms[edit]

  • ydw (interrogative)

Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

w (old orthography ɯ)

  1. gum (in the eye)

Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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