ž U+017E, ž
LATIN SMALL LETTER Z WITH CARON
Composition:z [U+007A] + ◌̌ [U+030C]
Ž
[U+017D]
Latin Extended-A ſ
[U+017F]

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ž

  1. (NAPA) a voiced postalveolar fricative (IPA [ʒ]).

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ž (upper case Ž)

  1. (international standards) Transliterates Devanagari झ़ and Perso-Arabic letter ژ in Indic languages.

Czech edit

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ž (lower case, upper case Ž)

  1. the final letter of the Czech alphabet, after z

Estonian edit

 
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ž (lower case, upper case Ž)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Estonian alphabet, called žee and written in the Latin script.

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  • Used only in loanwords.

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Finnish edit

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Common European letter for this sound, apparently first used in Czech; see Ž on Wikipedia.

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ž (lower case, upper case Ž)

  1. A letter of the Finnish alphabet, called hattu-z or suhu-z and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

  • In the Finnish alphabet, ž is a variant of z.
  • Often written as zh.
  • Used only in loanwords and transcribing foreign names.

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Inari Sami edit

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ž (upper case Ž)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Inari Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lakota edit

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ž (upper case Ž)

  1. A letter of the Lakota alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Latvian edit

 
Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology edit

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

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Ž

ž (lower case, upper case Ž)

  1. The thirty-third letter of the Latvian alphabet, called žē and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian edit

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ž (upper case Ž)

  1. The thirty-ninth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lower Sorbian edit

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ž (upper case Ž)

  1. The thirty-third letter of the Lower Sorbian alphabet, called žet and written in the Latin script.

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Romani edit

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ž (lower case, upper case Ž)

  1. (Pan-Vlax) The thirty-second letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
    Synonym: (International Standard) ź

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Samogitian edit

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ž (upper case Ž)

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Samogitian alphabet, called žė or žet and written in the Latin script.

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Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology 1 edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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ž (lower case, upper case Ž)

  1. The 30th and last letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet.
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  • Previous letter: z

Etymology 2 edit

Abbreviation of ženski rod.

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ž m (Cyrillic spelling ж)

  1. (grammar) feminine gender
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Skolt Sami edit

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ž (upper case Ž)

  1. The thirty-fourth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Slovak edit

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ž (lower case, upper case Ž)

  1. The forty-sixth letter of the Slovak alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Further reading edit

  • ž”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Tuareg edit

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  1. IPA(key): /ʒ/

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ž (upper case Ž)

  1. A letter of the Tuareg alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Turkmen edit

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ž (upper case Ž)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called že and written in the Latin script.

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Wakhi edit

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ž (upper case Ž)

  1. A letter of the Wakhi alphabet, written in the Latin script.