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Webster 1913 Edition


I

I

(ī)
,
p
ron.
[
p
oss.
My
(mī)
or
Mine
(mīn)
;
obj
ect.
Me
(mē)
.
pl.
nom.
We
(wē)
;
p
oss.
Our
(our)
or
Ours
(ourz)
;
obj
ect.
Us
(ŭs)
.
]
[OE.
i
,
ich
,
ic
, AS.
ic
; akin to OS. & D.
ik
, OHG.
ih
, G.
ich
, Icel.
ek
, Dan.
jeg
, Sw.
jag
, Goth.
ik
, OSlav.
az’
, Russ.
ia
, W.
i
, L.
ego
, Gr.
ἐγώ
,
ἐγών
, Skr.
aham
. √179. Cf.
Egoism
.]
The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself.

Webster 1828 Edition


I

I

is the ninth letter,and the third vowel of the English Alphabet. We receive it through the Latin and Greek from the Shemitic jod,je, or ye, in Greek iwra,whence our English word jot. The vowel in French, and in most European languages, has the long fine sound which we express by e in me, or ee in seen, meek. This sound we retain in some foreign words which are naturalized in our language, as in machine, intrigue. But in most English words this long sound is shortened, as in holiness, pity, gift; in which words the sound of i coincides with that of y in hypocrite,cycle,and at the end of words, in unaccented syllables, as in holy, glory. It is this short sound of the French and Italian i, which we hear in the pronunciation of been, which we pronounce bin. After l, this letter has sometimes the liquid sound of y, as in million, pronounced milyon. This sound corresponds with that of the Hebrews, as in Joseph, which in Syria is pronounced Yoseph,and with the sound of the German j, as in ja, jahr, that is ya, yahr.
The sound of i long, as in fine, kind, arise, is diphthongal; it begins with a sound approaching that of broad a, but it is not exactly the same, as the organs are not opened to the same extent, and therefore the sound begins a little above that of aw. The sound, if continued,closes with one that nearly approaches to that of e long. This sound can be learned only by the ear. This letter enters into several digraphs, as in fail, field,seize, feign, vein, friend; and with o in oil,join, coin,it helps to form a proper diphthong.
No English word ends with i, but when the sound of the letter occurs at the end of a word,it is expressed by y.
As a numeral I signifies one, and stands for as many units as it is repeated in times, as II, two, III, three, &c. When it stands before V or X, it subtracts itself,and the numerals denote one less than the V or the X. Thus IV expresses four, one less than V, five; IX stands for nine, one less than X, ten. But when it is placed after V or X, it denotes the addition of an unit, or as many units as the letter is repeated in times. Thus VI is five and one, or six, and XI is ten and one, or eleven; VIII stands for five and three, or eight, &c.

I

, formerly prefixed to some English words, as in ibuilt, is a contraction of the Saxon prefix ge; and more generally this was written y.

I

, pron. [L. ego.] The pronoun of the first person; the word which expresses one's self, or that by which a speaker or writer denotes himself. It is only the nominative case of the pronoun; in the other cases we use me. I am attached to study; study delights me. We often hear in popular language the phrase it is me, which is now considered to be ungrammatical, for it is I. But the phrase may have come down to us from the use of the Welsh mi, or from the French use of the phrase, c'est moi.

I

n the plural, we use we, and us, which appear to be words radically distinct from I.
Johnson observes that Shakespeare uses I for ay or yes. In this he is not followed, and the use is incorrect.

Definition 2022


Í

Í

Í U+00CD, Í
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH ACUTE
Composition: I [U+0049] + ́ [U+0301]
Ì
[U+00CC]
Latin-1 Supplement Î
[U+00CE]
See also: Appendix:Variations of "i"

Translingual

Letter

Í upper case (lower case í)

  1. The letter I with an acute accent.

See also


Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʊiːj/
  • Rhymes: -ʊiːj
  • Homophones: , í, ý

Letter

Í (lower case í)

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

See also


Irish

Etymology

From a derivative of Proto-Celtic *īwos (yew) (compare Old Irish (shaft; yew-tree) and Welsh yw (yews)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eyHweh₂ (yew).[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iː/

Proper noun

Í m (genitive Í)

  1. Iona (island in the Inner Hebrides)

Declension

Synonyms

  • Í Cholm Cille
  • Oileán Í

Mutation

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

References

  1. Watson, W. J., The History of the Celtic Place-names of Scotland. Reprinted with an introduction by Simon Taylor, Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2004. ISBN 1-84158-323-5, pp. 87–90.

Saanich

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əj/, /ɑj/

Letter

Í

  1. The twelfth letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

í

í

í U+00ED, í
LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH ACUTE
Composition: i [U+0069] + ́ [U+0301]
ì
[U+00EC]
Latin-1 Supplement î
[U+00EE]
See also: Appendix:Variations of "i"

Translingual

Letter

í lower case (upper case Í)

  1. The letter i with an acute accent.

See also


Boko

Noun

í

  1. water

References


Bokobaru

Noun

í

  1. water

References


Busa

Noun

í

  1. water

References


Czech

Letter

í (lower case, upper case Í)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Czech alphabet, after i and before j

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʊiːj/
    Rhymes: -ʊiːj
    Homophone: ý

Etymology 1

Letter

í (upper case Í)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
See also

Etymology 2

From Old Norse í, from Proto-Germanic *in, from Proto-Indo-European *en.

Alternative forms

Preposition

í

  1. (with accusative) in, into, during
  2. (with dative) in

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈiː]

Letter

í (lower case, upper case Í)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, after i and before j.

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [iː]

Pronoun

í (3d singular feminine disjunctive)

  1. she, her; (referring to a feminine noun) it

See also


Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *in (in, into), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in).

Preposition

í

  1. (with dative) in remaining in a place
  2. (with accusative) in motion towards a place

Descendants

  • Icelandic: í
  • Norwegian: i
  • Swedish: i

References


Portuguese

Etymology

The letter i with an acute accent.

Letter

í

  1. A letter of the Portuguese alphabet.