Et-Zeichen.svg
& U+0026, &
AMPERSAND
%
[U+0025]
Basic Latin '
[U+0027]
U+FE60, ﹠
SMALL AMPERSAND

[U+FE5F]
Small Form Variants
[U+FE61]
U+FF06, &
FULLWIDTH AMPERSAND

[U+FF05]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF07]
🙴 U+1F674, 🙴
HEAVY AMPERSAND ORNAMENT
🙳
[U+1F673]
Ornamental Dingbats 🙵
[U+1F675]
🙵 U+1F675, 🙵
SWASH AMPERSAND ORNAMENT
🙴
[U+1F674]
Ornamental Dingbats 🙶
[U+1F676]

TranslingualEdit

 
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Ampersand evolution.
 
The roman ampersand at left is stylized, but the italic one at right reveals its origin in the Latin word et.

Glyph originEdit

A stylized form of Latin et (and). Romans used such symbols (ligatures) from at least the first century C.E., but the character may not have acquired its present form until the advent of calligraphy in the Middle Ages. Compare and +, of same meaning and similar derivation.

ConjunctionEdit

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of and.

SymbolEdit

&

  1. (programming) Used in some programming languages for different purposes.
    1. Dereferencing memory address.
    2. Bitwise "and" operator.
  2. (networking) In a URL, separates each field-value pair of a query string .
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SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

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See alsoEdit


EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Orthographic borrowing from Latin &

ConjunctionEdit

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of and.
    • 2011, David Almond, The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, Candlewick Press (2014), →ISBN, 121:
      “Welcum to McCaufreys, Billy Dean” he says. “Make yorself at home & hav a pie.”
  2. (dated) Abbreviation of et in borrowed Latin phrases such as et cetera.

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CatalanEdit

ConjunctionEdit

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of i.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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ConjunctionEdit

&

  1. (siglum) Abbreviation of et.

ItalianEdit

ConjunctionEdit

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of e.
  2. Abbreviation of ed.
  3. (dated) Abbreviation of et.

JapaneseEdit

ParticleEdit

&(アンド) (ando (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of アンド.

LatinEdit

ConjunctionEdit

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of et; historically a scribal abbreviation of et.

Derived termsEdit

LetterEdit

& (siglum)

  1. Scribal abbreviation of ⟨et⟩.

Related termsEdit


PortugueseEdit

ConjunctionEdit

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of e.

SpanishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of y.
  2. Abbreviation of e.

SwedishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

& (siglum)

  1. Abbreviation of och.