Last modified on 15 August 2014, at 01:49
See also: ff., fF, , FF, and

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

The "and following" sense is short for "folios following" (though if read aloud, it should be read as "and following"). The "folios" that follow can be pages, paragraphs, Bible verses, or other sections of written material.

AdjectiveEdit

ff

  1. fortissimo

ParticleEdit

ff

  1. "and following" (pages, etc)

DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Abbreviation of Latin folio (on the (next) page), ablative of folium (leaf, page).

AbbreviationEdit

ff

  1. ff.

Etymology 2Edit

When pronounced as the plural of 'f', it sounds like the Dutch word effen.

AbbreviationEdit

ff

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of effen; briefly, just.

Usage notesEdit

This abbreviation is primarily used in informal communication, such as text messaging and web messaging.