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è U+00E8, è
LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE
Composition:e [U+0065] + ◌̀ [U+0300]
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[U+00E7]
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TranslingualEdit

LetterEdit

è (upper case È)

  1. The letter e with a grave accent.

Usage notesEdit

  • In French, Italian, Occitan and Catalan the è is pronounced /ɛ/ as opposed to é which is pronounced /e/.
  • In English the è is used only poetically in order to indicate that it is pronounced /ɛ/ as opposed to mute. In other words, it indicates a departure, for poetic purposes, from the usual pronunciation of the so-modified e.
  • In Italian it is used to indicate a stressed e, /ɛ/, at the end of a word.
  • In older writings on Old Icelandic or Old (West) Norse (e.g. A grammar of the Icelandic or Old Norse tongue) è is used instead of the modern é to denote that the phoneme is different in character (a rising diphthong) compared to á, í, ó, ú and ý (falling diphthongs or monophthongs).

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CorsicanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin et.

ConjunctionEdit

è

  1. and

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a, a distinctly Quebec contracted form of elle, + est.

PronunciationEdit

PhraseEdit

è

  1. (Quebec) she's, it's: contraction of elle est.

See alsoEdit


ItalianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • e' (misspelling)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin est, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

è

  1. third-person singular present indicative of essere; is
    Se non è vero, è ben trovato
    If it is not true, it is a good story.

Usage notesEdit

The uppercase form (È) is often incorrectly written as E', especially in print.


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

RomanizationEdit

è (Zhuyin ㄜˋ)

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ReferencesEdit


Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of è – see (“to belch; to hiccup; to hiccough; etc.”).
(This character, è, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)


For pronunciation and definitions of è – see (“to drag; to pull; to float in the wind; to sway; etc.”).
(This character, è, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)


For pronunciation and definitions of è – see (“dirty; filthy; unclean; immoral; obscene; etc.”).
(This character, è, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)


For pronunciation and definitions of è – see (“shade, screen; to hide, screen”).
(This character, è, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)


For pronunciation and definitions of è – see (“progeny, descendants, posterity”).
(This character, è, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

NeapolitanEdit

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VerbEdit

è

  1. third-person singular present indicative of èssere; is