IJ

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IJ U+0132, IJ
LATIN CAPITAL LIGATURE IJ
ı
[U+0131]
Latin Extended-A ij
[U+0133]

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Alternative forms

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  • (obsolete) Y

Etymology

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From Dutch IJ.

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Proper noun

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IJ

  1. A lake (formerly a bay) adjoining the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • 1999, Geert Mak, translated by Philipp Blom, Amsterdam: A brief life of the city, Vintage, published 2001, page 9:
      Velsen, a considerable Roman garrison, was not far away; moreover, for centuries the windy IJ formed part of the northern border of the Roman Empire.

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Dutch

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Etymology

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Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *ahwō. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɛi̯/
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  • Hyphenation: IJ
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯
  • Homophone: ei

Proper noun

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IJ n

  1. the IJ

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • English: IJ