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é U+00E9, é
LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE
Composition:e [U+0065] + ◌́ [U+0301]
è
[U+00E8]
Latin-1 Supplement ê
[U+00EA]

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TranslingualEdit

LetterEdit

é (upper case É)

  1. The letter e with an acute accent.

See alsoEdit


EnglishEdit

LetterEdit

é (lower case, upper case É, plural é's)

  1. Found chiefly in words borrowed from other languages. When it occurs as the last letter of the word, it indicates that the e is not silent.
    café, resumé, animé

BourguignonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French el, contraction of en + lou. This form is now archaic and remplaced by au from ài + lou, however, you may encounter it in fixed sentences and proverbs.

PrepositionEdit

é

  1. (archaic) in the, equivalent of au.

Usage notesEdit

Now used mainly in fixed sentences and proverbs like laissai ailai le chait é formaige.

Related termsEdit

ReferenceEdit

  • Vocabulaire raisonné et comparé du dialecte et du patois de la province de Bourgogne, by Thomas Mignard, 1870.

CzechEdit

LetterEdit

é (lower case, upper case É)

  1. The ninth letter of the Czech alphabet, after e and before ě

FalaEdit

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin est, inflected form of sum.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

é

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

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

The standard Latin letter e with the addition of the acute accent which indicates both modified sound and extended length.

LetterEdit

é

  1. A letter of the Hungarian alphabet, long e.

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish é, from Proto-Indo-European *éy.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

é (emphatic form eisean, disjunctive)

  1. he, him; (referring to a masculine noun) it

See alsoEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
é n-é not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

LigurianEdit

LoteEdit

NumeralEdit

é

  1. one

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

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RomanizationEdit

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Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of é – see (“short; low”).
(This character, é, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *es or *ēs, from Proto-Indo-European *éy.

PronounEdit

é (feminine , neuter ed)

  1. he
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 4c3
      Is as airchinnech inna n-uile.
      It is he who is the chief of all.
  2. it (referring to a masculine noun)
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 5b28
      Ní tú nod·n-ail, acht is not·ail.
      It is not you that nourishes it, but it that nourishes you.
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Irish: é
  • Scottish Gaelic: e
  • Manx: eh

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Celtic *ēs (compare Middle Welsh wy), from nominative *eyes or accusative *ens, from Proto-Indo-European *éy.

PronounEdit

é

  1. they
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 4a8
      Nitat pecthi collnidi híccatar and ind echt so cebtar riam.
      It is not fleshly sins that are paid for there now, though it was they before.

Old PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

é

  1. third-person singular present indicative of seer

Old SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin et.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

é

  1. and

DescendantsEdit

  • Ladino: i
  • Spanish: y

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Verb and interjection:

  • he (obsolete)
  • eh (Internet)

Noun:

Interjection used in hesitant speech:

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

é

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of ser

NounEdit

é m (plural és)

  1. e (name of the letter E, e)

InterjectionEdit

é

  1. that’s right; yes; yeah; indicates agreement
  2. erm; um; used in hesitant speech

SpanishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

é

  1. Obsolete spelling of e