S

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See also: s [U+0073 LATIN SMALL LETTER S], 's, -s, ѕ [U+0455 CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER DZE], Ѕ [U+0405 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER DZE], Տ [U+054F ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER TIWN], [U+13DA CHEROKEE LETTER DU], and Appendix:Variations of "s"
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LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S
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Basic Latin T
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FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S

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TranslingualEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From the Etruscan letter 𐌔 (s, es), from the Ancient Greek letter Σ (S, sigma), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤔(š, šin), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓌓.

LetterEdit

S (lower case s)

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

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SymbolEdit

S

  1. (chemistry) symbol for sulfur / sulphur
  2. (metrology) symbol for siemens, a measure of electrical conductance.
  3. (metrology) symbol for spat (obsolete astronomical unit of distance).
  4. (metrology) symbol for svedberg (unit of sedimentation rate in ultracentrifugation).
  5. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for serine
  6. (geology) symbol for storativity
  7. (mathematics, topology) sphere
  8. (mathematics, computer science) The S ("substitution") combinator, defined as Sxyz = xz(yz), used in SKI calculus
  9. (linguistics) A wildcard for a sibilant; or sometimes ambiguously for a stop, fricative, sonorant or semivowel
  10. (usually clothing) small (the manufactured size)

GalleryEdit

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Other representations of S:


EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter) IPA(key): /ɛs/
  • (file)
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /s/, /z/, /ʒ/

LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s, plural Ss or S's)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, called ess and written in the Latin script.
Derived termsEdit

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NumberEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

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

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation.

NounEdit

S

  1. Initialism of south.
  2. Initialism of season (group of episodes of a series).
    I watched S01 through 03. I have yet to watch the S04.
    The pilot episode is S01E01.
  3. (usually clothing, singular only) Initialism of small (the manufactured size or an item of that size).
  4. (music) Initialism of soprano..
  5. (American Library Association) Initialism of sextodecimo (book size, 15-17.5 cm in height).
TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

S (not comparable)

  1. (usually clothing) Initialism of small (of the manufactured size).

Etymology 3Edit

From the first letter of set and of stage, two fundamental concepts of the theory.

 
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Proper nounEdit

S

  1. (set theory) An axiomatic set theory, developed by logician George Boolos, in which several of the axioms of ZF are derivable as theorems.
    S has no axiom of extensionality and identity is absent from the other S axioms.

AfarEdit

LetterEdit

S

  1. The forth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛs/

LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Afrikaans alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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NounEdit

S (plural S's, diminutive S'ie)

  1. S

AzerbaijaniEdit

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S upper case (lower case s)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /es̺e/, [e̞.s̺e̞]

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S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Basque alphabet, called ese and written in the Latin script.

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ChineseEdit

PronunciationEdit


Note: Often realised as 4eq&3sr or just 1es.

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S

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Latin alphabet.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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S (upper case, lower case s)

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

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NounEdit

S

  1. Abbreviation of sudo (south).

PronounEdit

S

  1. (text messaging) Abbreviation of ŝi (she).

Alternative formsEdit


EstonianEdit

 
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LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called ess and written in the Latin script.

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FinnishEdit

LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äs or es and written in the Latin script.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

S

  1. Abbreviation of sud; south

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S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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GalicianEdit

NounEdit

S

  1. Abbreviation of sur (south).

AntonymsEdit

  • (south): N

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

For the origin of the letter, see s.

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter) IPA(key): /ɛs/, [ʔɛs]
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /z/, /s/, /ʃ/ (see etymology section)

LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the German alphabet, called es and written in the Latin script.
    • 1877, Dr. Schröer, Gelegentliche Bemerkungen über erhöhte Ansprüche, die nun an die Aufzeichnung mundartlicher Sprachproben zu stellen wären, in: Die deutschen Mundarten. Zeitschrift für Dichtung, Forschung und Kritik. Herausgegeben von Dr. G. Karl Frommann. Siebenter Band (neuer Folge erster Band), page 15:
      Für die zweierlei S, das scharfe ß und das weiche, tönende s, sind die Zeichen s und ſ zu empfehlen. Letzteres wird im Französischen, Englischen, Holländischen, Polnischen, Madjarischen mit z bezeichnet, das wir nicht annehmen können, weil bei uns, wie schon bemerkt, z den Laut ts bezeichnet.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

NounEdit

S

  1. Abbreviation of Süd; south

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈʃ]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈɛʃː]
  • (file)

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S

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called ess and written in the Latin script.

DeclensionEdit

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

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IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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S (lower case s)

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

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ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈɛs.se/
  • (phonemic realization, between vowels) IPA(key): /z/, /s/
  • (phonemic realization, when followed by a voiceless consonant) IPA(key): /s/
  • (phonemic realization, when followed by a voiced consonant) IPA(key): /z/

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S f or m (invariable, upper case, lower case s)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Italian alphabet, called esse and written in the Latin script.

NounEdit

S m

  1. Abbreviation of sud; south

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JapaneseEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From English superior.

NounEdit

S(エス) (esu

  1. (education) highest academic grading in the S-A-B-C-F scale
  2. (chiefly video games) S, the highest rank or grade (above A) commonly used in ranking systems in video games
DescendantsEdit
  • English: S

Etymology 2Edit

From English small.

NounEdit

S(エス) (esu

  1. small size
SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From English sadism; compare English S&M.

NounEdit

S(エス) (esu

  1. (sexuality, euphemistic) sadism, sadist
  2. (colloquial) dominant personality
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LatvianEdit

 
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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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S

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called es and written in the Latin script.

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MalayEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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S

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

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NupeEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Nupe alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Polish alphabet, called es and written in the Latin script.

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Further readingEdit

  • S in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • S in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

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S (upper case, lower case s)

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

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RomaniEdit

PronunciationEdit

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S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. (International Standard) The twenty-fourth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. (Pan-Vlax) The twenty-fifth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Romanian alphabet, called es, se, or and written in the Latin script.

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SaanichEdit

PronunciationEdit

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S

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

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S (lower case s)

  1. The twenty-eighth 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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S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Slovene alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SomaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

S upper case (lower case s)

  1. The ninth letter of the Somali alphabet, called sa and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  1. The ninth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by R and followed by SH.

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SpanishEdit

LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Spanish alphabet, called es and written in the Latin script.

NounEdit

S m

  1. Abbreviation of sur; south

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

S

  1. Abbreviation of Socialdemokraterna (Swedish Social Democratic Party).

TurkishEdit

LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

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

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɛt̚˧˦ si˨˩], [ʔɛt̚˧˦ si˨˩], [səː˨˩], [səː˨˩ naŋ˧˨ʔ]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɛt̚˦˧˥ ʂɪj˦˩], [ʔɛt̚˦˧˥ sɪj˦˩], [ʂəː˦˩], [ʂəː˦˩ naŋ˨˩ʔ]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɛk̚˦˥ ʂɪj˨˩], [ʔɛk̚˦˥ sɪj˨˩], [ʂəː˨˩], [ʂəː˨˩ naŋ˨˩˨] ~ [ʔɛk̚˦˥ sɪj˨˩], [ʔɛk̚˦˥ sɪj˨˩], [səː˨˩], [səː˨˩ naŋ˨˩˨]
  • Phonetic: ét sì, ét xì, sờ, sờ nặng

LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called ét, ét-xì, sờ, or sờ nặng and written in the Latin script.

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called ès and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by Rh and followed by T.

MutationEdit

  • S cannot be mutated in Welsh.

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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

YorubaEdit

PronunciationEdit

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S (upper case, lower case s)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Yoruba alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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ZuluEdit

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S (upper case, lower case s)

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

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