Last modified on 21 July 2014, at 00:44

TranslingualEdit

Letter b.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER B
Codepoint U+0062
a ← Basic Latin → c
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EtymologyEdit

Approximate form of upper case B when the loop was dropped to form lower case b Modification of capital letter B by dropping its upper loop, from the Greek letter Β (B, Beta).

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b lower case (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

Usage notesEdit

The letter b is used in several romanization systems to represent the bilabial plosive or stop, usually voiced (IPA(key): /b/), including Cyrillic б (b, be), Zhuyin fuhao , and Korean jamo (b, bieup).

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Wikipedia

b

  1. (IPA) voiced bilabial plosive
  2. (physics) beauty quark, bottom quark

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Etymology 1Edit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the English alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.
Usage notesEdit

In Modern English, the letter b is silent in several words, including climb, and debt.

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The ordinal number second, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2Edit

AbbreviationEdit

b

  1. Alternative form of b..

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b

  1. (astronomy) latitude in the galactic coordinate system
  2. (physics) barn
  3. (computing) bit
  4. (cricket) bye
  5. (size) big
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  • (astronomy): (galactic longitude)
  • (computing): B (byte)

AzeriEdit

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b lower case (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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CatalanEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Catalan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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DutchEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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EsperantoEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called bo and written in the Latin script.

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FaroeseEdit

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b (upper case B)

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

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b m, f (invariable)

  1. See under B

LatvianEdit

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

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EtymologyEdit

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

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B

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Latvian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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LivonianEdit

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b (upper case B)

  1. The fifth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MalayEdit

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b

  1. The second letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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NorwegianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /beː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /b/
  • Homophone: be

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b

  1. The second letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Portuguese alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 180:
      Se você não abrir a porta, vamos arrombá-la!
      If you are not going to open the door, we will break it down!

RomanianEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The fourth letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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b (Cyrillic spelling б)

  1. The 2nd letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by a and followed by c.


Skolt SamiEdit

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b (upper case B)

  1. The third letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SloveneEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Slovene alphabet, called b or be and written in the Latin script.

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NounEdit

b m inan (genitive b-ja, nominative plural b-ji)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B/b.

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PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /b/, /β/̞
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /be/

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Spanish alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

TurkishEdit

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b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Turkish alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

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TurkmenEdit

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b (upper case B)

  1. The second letter of the Turkmen alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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