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LATIN CAPITAL LETTER AE
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Æ (upper case, lower case æ, plural Æs or Æ's)

  1. (chiefly dated or linguistics) A ligature of vowels A and E, called ash.
    Synonym: ash
  2. (archaic) aevum; formerly used on gravestones to indicate the deceased's age at time of death

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  • Mostly used for words of either Ancient Greek or Latin origin, though also used when referencing Old English texts or using recently derived Old English loanwords.
  • Uncommon in modern times mainly due to its absence in some typographical equipment.

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Æ

  1. The pseudonym of the Irish writer George William Russell.

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Æ (lower case æ)

  1. The antepenultimate letter of the Danish alphabet.

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Faroese edit

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Æ (lower case æ)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Icelandic edit

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Æ (lower case æ)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Icelandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Æ (lower case æ)

  1. The antepenultimate letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

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Æ (lower case æ)

  1. uppercase version of æ, letter of the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) alphabet, listed in 24th and final position by Byrhtferð (1011); Called æsc (ash tree) after the Anglo-Saxon rune

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Æ (lower case æ)

  1. An archaic form of Ä, a letter of the Swedish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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