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Енглески

Pronunciation

Cursive script letters (sense 1) of the English alphabet, together with some punctuation marks and numbers
A letter (sense 2) written in the early 19th century

Etymology 1

From Middle English letter, lettre, from Old French letre, from Латински littera (letter of the alphabet"; in plural, "epistle), from Etruscan, from Антички Грчки διφθέρᾱ (diphthérā, tablet). Displaced native Old English bōcstæf (literally book staff) in sense 1 and ǣrendġewrit (literally message writing) in sense 2. Дублети of diphtheria.

Alternative forms

Noun

letter (plural letters)

  1. A symbol in an alphabet.
    There are twenty-six letters in the English alphabet.
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      And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew.
  2. A written or printed communication, generally longer and more formal than a note.
    I wrote a letter to my sister about my life.
    • 1692, William Walsh, “Preface”, in Letters and Poems, Amorous and Gallant:
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    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, in A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
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    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part I, London: Collins, →ISBN:
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  3. The literal meaning of something, as distinguished from its intended and remoter meaning (the spirit).
    • 1650, Jeremy Taylor, The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living:
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    • 2009 фебруар 23, “Euro MP expenses 'can reach £1m'”, in BBC[2]:
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  4. (plural) Literature.
    Benjamin Franklin was multiskilled – a scientist, politician and a man of letters.
  5. (law) A division unit of a piece of law marked by a letter of the alphabet.
    Letter (b) constitutes an exception to this provision.
  6. (US, uncountable) A size of paper, 8½ in × 11 in (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm, US paper sizes rounded to the nearest 5 mm).
  7. (Canada, uncountable) A size of paper, 215 mm × 280 mm.
  8. (US, scholastic) Clipping of varsity letter.
  9. (printing, dated) A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.
    • 1644 фебруар 8, John Evelyn, Diary:
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Verb

letter

  1. (transitive) To print, inscribe, or paint letters on something.
  2. (intransitive, US, scholastic) To earn a varsity letter (award).
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Etymology 2

From Middle English letere, equivalent to Африканс.

Alternative forms

Noun

letter (plural letters)

  1. One who lets, or lets out.
    the letter of a room
    a blood-letter
  2. (archaic) One who retards or hinders.
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Afrikaans

 
Африкански Википедија има an article на:
Википедија af

Etymology

From Холандски letter, from Middle Dutch lettere, from Old French lettre, from Латински littera.

Pronunciation

Noun

Шаблон:af-noun

  1. letter (letter of the alphabet)

Derived terms


Dutch

 
Холандски Википедија има an article на:
Википедија nl

Etymology

From Middle Dutch lettere, from Old French lettre, from Латински littera.

Pronunciation

Noun

letter f (plural letters, diminutive lettertje n)

  1. letter (letter of the alphabet)
  2. (obsolete) letter (written message)

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Descendants

  • Африкански: letter
  • Negerhollands: letter
  • Caribbean Javanese: lèter
  • Indonesian: leter
  • Јапански: レッテル (retteru)
  • Papiamentu: lèter, lèterchi, letter
  • Saramaccan: letè

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Verb

Шаблон:nb-verb-form

  1. present tense of lette

Etymology 2

Noun

Шаблон:nb-noun-form

  1. неодређеног вида множине of lett Шаблон:nb-fcon

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

Шаблон:nn-noun-form

  1. неодређеног вида множине of lett Шаблон:nn-fcon

Swedish

Noun

letter

  1. indefinite plural of lett