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Webster 1913 Edition


E

E

(ē)
.
1.
The fifth letter of the English alphabet.
It derives its form, name, and value from the Latin, the form and value being further derived from the Greek, into which it came from the Phœnician, and ultimately, probably, from the Egyptian. Its etymological relations are closest with the vowels i, a, and o, as illustrated by to fall, to fell; man, pl. men; drink, drank, drench; dint, dent; doom, deem; goose, pl. geese; beef, OF. boef, L. bos; and E. cheer, OF. chiere, LL. cara.
See Guide to Pronunciation , §§ 74-97.
2.
(Mus.)
E is the third tone of the model diatonic scale. E♭ (E flat) is a tone which is intermediate between D and E.

Webster 1828 Edition


E

DESCRIPTIV

,E,
Adj.
Containing description; tending to describe; having the quality of representing; as a descriptive figure; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age.

Definition 2022


É

É

É U+00C9, É
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER E WITH ACUTE
Composition: E [U+0045] + ́ [U+0301]
È
[U+00C8]
Latin-1 Supplement Ê
[U+00CA]

Translingual

Letter

É upper case (lower case é)

  1. The letter E with an acute accent.

See also


Hungarian

Compass rose

Etymology

Abbreviation of észak (north).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈeːsɒk]

Noun

É

  1. n. (north)

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Mandarin

Romanization

É (Zhuyin ㄜˊ)

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é

é

é U+00E9, é
LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE
Composition: e [U+0065] + ́ [U+0301]
è
[U+00E8]
Latin-1 Supplement ê
[U+00EA]
See also: Appendix:Variations of "e"

Translingual

Letter

é lower case (upper case É)

  1. The letter e with an acute accent.

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Czech

Letter

é (lower case, upper case É)

  1. The ninth letter of the Czech alphabet, after e and before ě

Fala

Verb

é

  1. third-person singular present indicative of sel

Galician

Etymology

From Latin est, inflected form of sum.

Verb

é

  1. is; third-person singular present indicative of ser

Hungarian

Etymology

The standard Latin letter e with the addition of the acute accent which indicates both modified sound and extended length.

Letter

é

  1. A letter of the Hungarian alphabet, long e.

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish é, from Proto-Indo-European *éy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eː/, /ə/

Pronoun

é (disjunctive)

  1. he, him; (referring to a masculine noun) it

See also

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
é n-é t-é
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Mandarin

Pronunciation

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References


Min Nan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ e˥˧ ]

Adjective

é (POJ, traditional and simplified )

  1. short (not tall)

References

  • “矮”, in On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (台文/華文線頂辭典) (in Taiwanese/English), accessed 2011-01-29

Old Irish

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eː/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *es or *ēs, from Proto-Indo-European *éy.

Pronoun

é

  1. he
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 4c3
      Is as airchinnech inna n-uile.
      It is he who is the chief of all.
  2. it (referring to a masculine noun)
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 5b28
      Ní tú nod·n-ail, acht is not·ail.
      It is not you that nourishes it, but it that nourishes you.
Related terms
  • ésom (emphatic)
Descendants
  • Irish: é
  • Scottish Gaelic: e
  • Manx: eh

Etymology 2

From Proto-Celtic *ēs (compare Middle Welsh wy), from nominative *eyes or accusative *ens, from Proto-Indo-European *éy.

Pronoun

é

  1. they
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 4a8
      Nitat pecthi collnidi híccatar and ind echt so cebtar riam.
      It is not fleshly sins that are paid for there now, though it was they before.

Old Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ/

Verb

é

  1. third-person singular present indicative of seer

Old Spanish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin et.

Conjunction

é

  1. and

Descendants

  • Ladino: i
  • Spanish: y

Portuguese

Alternative forms

Verb and interjection:

  • he (obsolete)
  • eh (Internet)

Noun:

Interjection used in hesitant speech:

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ/
  • Rhymes:

Verb

é

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of ser

Noun

é m (plural és)

  1. e (name of the letter E, e)

Interjection

é

  1. that’s right; yes; yeah; indicates agreement
  2. erm; um; used in hesitant speech

Spanish

Conjunction

é

  1. Obsolete spelling of e