L

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See also: Appendix:Variations of "l", l [U+006C LATIN SMALL LETTER L], [U+3134 HANGUL LETTER NIEUN], and [U+2113 SCRIPT SMALL L]
LetterL.svg
L U+004C, L
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER L
K
[U+004B]
Basic Latin M
[U+004D]
U+216C.svg
U+216C, Ⅼ
ROMAN NUMERAL FIFTY

[U+216B]
Number Forms
[U+216D]
U+FF2C, L
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER L

[U+FF2B]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF2D]
𝕷 U+1D577, 𝕷
MATHEMATICAL BOLD FRAKTUR CAPITAL L
𝕶
[U+1D576]
Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols 𝕸
[U+1D578]

TranslingualEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From the Etruscan letter 𐌋 (l, el), from the Ancient Greek letter Λ (L, lambda), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤋(l, lamed), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓌅.

LetterEdit

L (lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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NumeralEdit

L

  1. Roman numeral fifty (50)
  2. the fiftieth (50th)

SymbolEdit

L

  1. Symbol for liter or litre.
  2. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for leucine
  3. (set theory) Constructible universe
  4. (computer science) Deterministic logarithmic space
  5. (physics) inductance

SynonymsEdit

  • (liter, litre): l
  • (Roman numeral): (obsolete)

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Other representations of L:


EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter) IPA(key): /ɛl/
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /l/
  • (main allophones) IPA(key): [l], [ɫ]
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LetterEdit

L (upper case, lower case l, plural Ls or L's)

  1. The twelfth letter of the English alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.
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NumberEdit

L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The ordinal number twelfth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation

NounEdit

L

  1. (sports) The statistic for the number of losses by a team or player limited by some criteria (e.g. this season, at home, on turf).
  2. Alternative spelling of el (elevated train)
    • 1925 February 21, "Co-operation" (cartoon), The New Yorker, page 2,
      PLEASE! HELP US KEEP THE "L" AND SUBWAY CLEAN
  3. (US, politics) Abbreviation of Libertarian.
  4. Abbreviation of left.
  5. Abbreviation of Latin.
  6. Abbreviation of lira.
  7. Abbreviation of loss.
  8. Abbreviation of lobby.
  9. Abbreviation of low pressure front.
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AdjectiveEdit

L

  1. Abbreviation of left.
  2. (linguistics) low (variety of a language with limited prestige and official acceptance)
    an L variety

AfarEdit

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L

  1. The sixteenth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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AzerbaijaniEdit

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L upper case (lower case l)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Basque alphabet, called ele and written in the Latin script.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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L (capital, lowercase l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous: K
  • Next: M

EsperantoEdit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called lo and written in the Latin script.

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PronounEdit

L

  1. (text messaging) Abbreviation of li (he).

EstonianEdit

 
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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called ell and written in the Latin script.

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FinnishEdit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äl or el and written in the Latin script.

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NounEdit

L

  1. Abbreviation of laudatur.

GalicianEdit

NounEdit

L m

  1. Abbreviation of leste (east).

SynonymsEdit

  • (east): E

GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the German alphabet.

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation.

NounEdit

L m

  1. Abbreviation of Liter.

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ ˈl]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ ˈɛlː]

LetterEdit

L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called ell and written in the Latin script.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative L L-ek
accusative L-et L-eket
dative L-nek L-eknek
instrumental L-lel L-ekkel
causal-final L-ért L-ekért
translative L-lé L-ekké
terminative L-ig L-ekig
essive-formal L-ként L-ekként
essive-modal
inessive L-ben L-ekben
superessive L-en L-eken
adessive L-nél L-eknél
illative L-be L-ekbe
sublative L-re L-ekre
allative L-hez L-ekhez
elative L-ből L-ekből
delative L-ről L-ekről
ablative L-től L-ektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
L-é L-eké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
L-éi L-ekéi
Possessive forms of L
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. L-em L-jeim
2nd person sing. L-ed L-jeid
3rd person sing. L-je L-jei
1st person plural L-ünk L-jeink
2nd person plural L-etek L-jeitek
3rd person plural L-jük L-jeik

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IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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L (lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /ˈɛlle/
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /l/

LetterEdit

L m or f (invariable, lower case l)

  1. The tenth letter of the Italian alphabet, called elle and written in the Latin script.

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LatvianEdit

 
Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia lv

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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L

L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.

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MalayEdit

 
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Wikipedia ms

PronunciationEdit

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L

  1. The twelfth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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PortugueseEdit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called el, le, or and written in the Latin script.

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SaanichEdit

PronunciationEdit

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L

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

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L (lower case l)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SloveneEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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L (capital, lowercase l)

  1. The 13th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by K and followed by M.

SomaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

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L upper case (lower case l)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Somali alphabet, called laan and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by K and followed by M.

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SpanishEdit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The 12th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

TurkishEdit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called le and written in the Latin script.

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɛ˧˧ ləː˨˩], [ləː˨˩ kaːw˧˧], [ləː˨˩]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɛ˧˧ ləː˦˩], [ləː˦˩ kaːw˧˧], [ləː˦˩]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɛ˧˧ ləː˨˩], [ləː˨˩ kaːw˧˧], [ləː˨˩]
  • Phonetic: e lờ, lờ cao, lờ

LetterEdit

L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called e-lờ, lờ cao, or lờ and written in the Latin script.

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by J and followed by Ll.

MutationEdit

  • L cannot be mutated in Welsh.

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Further readingEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , chapter L, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

ZuluEdit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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