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Pe

Pe

See also: Appendix:Variations of "pe"

English

Proper noun

Pe

  1. (obsolete, geography) Alternative form of Pi.

Derived terms

pe

pe

See also: Appendix:Variations of "pe"

English

Alternative forms

Noun

pe

  1. The seventeenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, and others; Arabic has the analog Faa).

Translations

Anagrams


Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *petja, from Proto-Indo-European *petino, from *pet 'to spread out, to extend' (compare English fathom). Alternatively from Latin pannus 'cloth, rag, garment'[1].

Noun

pe m (indefinite plural penjë, definite singular peri, definite plural penjtë)

  1. thread
Derived terms

References

  1. Orel, Vladimir (2000) A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, Leiden: Brill, page 313

Annobonese

Etymology

From Sãotomense pe (father), from Portuguese pai (father), from Old Portuguese pay, padre (father), from Latin patrem (father), from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father).

Noun

pe

  1. father

References

  • 2005, John H. McWhorter, Defining Creole

Breton

Conjunction

pe

  1. or

Adjective

pe (interrogative adjective)

  1. which, what

Catalan

Noun

pe f (plural pes)

  1. The Hebrew letter פ (final form ף).
  2. The name of the Latin-script letter P/p.

Faroese

Noun

pe n (genitive singular pes, plural pe)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter P/p.

Declension

n4 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pe peið pe peini
Accusative pe peið pe peini
Dative pe(i) penum peum peunum
Genitive pes pesins pea peanna

See also


Finnish

Etymology

Abbreviation of perjantai.

Abbreviation

pe

  1. perjantai (Friday)

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pe/, /pɛ/

Noun

pe (plural pe-i)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter P/p.

See also


Japanese

Romanization

pe

  1. rōmaji reading of (hiragana)
  2. rōmaji reading of (katakana)

Latin

Pronunciation

Noun

(indeclinable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter P/p.

Coordinate terms

References

  • pe in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “pe”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), part III: “Summary of the Ancient Evidence”, page 32: "Clearly there is no question or doubt about the names of the vowels A, E, I, O, U. They are simply long A, long E, etc. (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). Nor is there any uncertainty with respect to the six mutes B, C, D, G, P, T. Their names are bē, cē, dē, gē, pē, tē (each with a long E). Or about H, K, and Q: they are hā, kā, kū—each, again, with a long vowel sound."

Lojban

Cmavo

pe

  1. Belonging to or being associated with; of.
    le boxna be fu zi'o be'o pe la daubetcis. cu cinri
    The Daubechies frequency-less wave is interesting.

Usage notes

  • The cmavo ge'u can be used to indicate the termination of the pe-phrase, but is only required if the parsing of the sentence would otherwise be ambiguous.
  • The cmavo pe can be followed immediately by a sumti tcita in order to have its phrase modify a cmene, as if it were an internal sumti of that cmene.

Related terms


Neapolitan

Etymology

From Latin per.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pe/, (Naples) IPA(key): /pə/

Preposition

pe

  1. for

Old Provençal

Etymology

From Latin pedem, accusative of pes. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French pié.

Noun

pe m (oblique plural pes, nominative singular pes, nominative plural pe)

  1. foot (anatomy)

Descendants


Pali

Particle

pe

  1. Abbreviation of peyyāla.

Romanian

Alternative forms

  • (Muntenia, informal), pi (Moldova), pre (archaic)

Etymology

From Latin per, with meaning influenced by super.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -e

Preposition

pe (+accusative)

  1. on
    cartea este pe masa - The book is on the table.
  2. (no lexical meaning) used to indicate direct object in some cases
    o aștept pe mama - I'm waiting on/for mom.

Usage notes

Pe takes the accusative case of nouns and is used as the marker for the direct object when said object is:

  • a proper noun; the name of a person or animal
  • a common noun referring to a specific person, generally known to both the speaker and listener
  • a common noun acting as a metaphor for a person
  • a common noun in a construction in which the subject and the direct object are the same noun and they precede the predicate

Pe is not used when the direct object is:

  • a common noun designating inanimate objects or animals
  • a common noun referring to an unspecified person

Related terms


Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Sursilvan) pei
  • (Puter, Vallader)

Etymology

From Latin pēs, pedem (foot), from Proto-Indo-European *pṓds.

Noun

pe m (plural pes or peis)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, anatomy) foot

Usage notes

In Rumantsch Grischun and Sutsilvan, the plural is pes. In Surmiran, however, it is peis.


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpe/

Noun

pe f (plural pes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter P/p.

Tocharian A

Etymology

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pṓds. Compare the nominative/accusative dual form, peṃ, presumably from a Proto-Tocharian dual *peine (whence also Tocharian B nominative/accusative dual form paine), from an earlier *pei, from the Proto-Indo-European dual *póde, from *pṓds. It is from this dual form in Proto-Tocharian that the singular forms have probably been analogically built. Compare Tocharian B paiyye. [1]

Noun

pe m

  1. foot

Related terms

  • peṃ

References

  1. http://www.geocities.ws/protoillyrian/tocharian.html

Turkish

Noun

pe (definite accusative peyi, plural peler)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter P/p.

See also


Turkmen

Noun

pe (definite accusative }}}, plural }}})

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter P/p.

Welsh

Conjunction

pe

  1. if
    Pe bawn i'n gyfoethog, teithiwn i o gwmpas y byd — If I were rich, I would travel around the world.