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A U+0041, A
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A
@
[U+0040]
Basic Latin B
[U+0042]
U+FF21, A
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A

[U+FF20]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF22]

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek letter Α (A, alpha), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤀 (ʼ, aleph).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a/ (most languages)

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
See alsoEdit

SymbolEdit

A

  1. Marks the first item in a list
    A. Go to the store. B. Get some food. C. Return home. D. Eat.
  2. A hypothetical item or person designated the first, usually when there are more than one.
    Person A had 5 apples, and person B...
  3. (computing) The hexadecimal digit for 10.
    0x0000000A
    The value is hexadecimal A0, or decimal 160.
  4. A standard size of dry cell battery slightly larger than AA.[1]
  5. A system of paper sizes with similar proportions, as A0, A1, A2, etc.[2]
See alsoEdit
  • (previous) 9, (next) B

Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

The abbreviation of a variety of terms.

SymbolEdit

A

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) Symbol for the element Argon, changed after 1956 to Ar.
  2. (geometry) Area.

AbbreviationEdit

A

  1. (physics, International System of Units) Ampere, a unit of electrical current.
  2. (genetics) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for adenine in genetic code.
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for alanine in proteins.
  4. (vehicle-distinguishing signs) Austria.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

Other representations of A:

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “A” in Christine A. Lindberg, editor, The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, 2002, ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4, page 1.
  2. ^ “A” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 1.

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English and Old English upper case letter A and split of Middle English and Old English upper case letter Æ.

  •   Old English upper case letter A from 7th century replacement by Latin upper case letter A of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (a, āc), derived from Runic letter (a, Ansuz).
  •   Old English upper case letter Æ from 7th century replacement by Latin upper case ligature Æ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (æ, æsc), also derived from Runic letter (a, Ansuz).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a, plural As or A's)

  1. The first letter of the English alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.
    Apple starts with A.
Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

NumberEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The ordinal number first, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.
    The item A is "foods", the item B is "drinks".

Etymology 2Edit

  • (highest rank, grade, music): From the initial position of the letter A in the English alphabet.
  • (blood type): From A antigen
  • (vehicle-distinguishing signs): From Austria

SymbolEdit

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A

  1. The highest rank on any of various scales that assign letters.
    We assign each item inspected a rating from A through G, depending on various factors. — An A-rated bond.
  2. (education) The highest letter grade assigned (disregarding plusses and minuses).
    I was so happy to get an A on that test.
  3. (music) A tone three fifths above C in the cycle of fifths; the sixth tone of the C major scale; the first note of the minor scale of A minor; the reference tone that occurs at exactly 440 Hz; the printed or written note A; the scale with A as its keynote.[1][2]
    Orchestras traditionally tune to a concert A.
  4. (medicine) A blood type that has a specific antigen that aggravates the immune response in people with type B antigen in their blood. They may receive blood from type A or type O but cannot receive blood from AB or B.
    My blood type is A negative.
  5. (chemistry) Mass number.
  6. (logic) A universal affirmative suggestion.[1]
  7. Acoustic source.
  8. Actual weight of an aircraft.
  9. (historical) Abbreviation of adulterer, adulteress..
  10. Alaska Steamship Company.
  11. Alcoa Steamship Company.
  12. Allele dominant.
  13. Alveolar gas.
  14. American Stock Exchange.
  15. Ammunition examiner.
  16. Anchor Line.
  17. Aspect ratio.
  18. Assembly Bill.
  19. Smallest of the brassiere cup sizes.
  20. Chemical activity.
  21. First van der Waals constant.
  22. Fraunhofer line for oxygen.
  23. (aviation) Hail.
  24. (in newspaper stock listings) Includes extras.
  25. Linear acceleration.
  26. Mean sound absorption coefficient.
  27. Shoe size narrower than B.
  28. (baseball) Single A league, one of the lowest professional leagues.
  29. Total acidity.
Derived termsEdit

AbbreviationEdit

A

  1. Ace.
  2. Acre.
  3. Adult; as used in film rating.
  4. Ammeter.
  5. (physics) Angstrom.
  6. Answer.
  7. (sports) An assist.
  8. (sexuality) Asexual.
  9. (weaponry) Atom; atomic.
  10. (Britain, London) Arsehole.
SynonymsEdit
  • (physics, angstrom): Å
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 “A” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 1.
  2. ^ “A” in Christine A. Lindberg, editor, The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, 2002, ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4, page 1.

AcehneseEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Acehnese alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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AcheronEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Acheron alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AdzeraEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Adzera alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AfarEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Afar alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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AfrikaansEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Afrikaans alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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AlbanianEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Albanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AlekanoEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Alekano alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Alemannic GermanEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The letter of the Alemannic German alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AleutEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Aleut alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AmaimonEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Amaimon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AmarasiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Amarasi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AmbrakEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Ambrak alphabet, written in the Latin script.

American Sign LanguageEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (with the thumb extended) OpenA

EtymologyEdit

From French Sign Language sign for the letter A.

ProductionEdit

This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:

LetterEdit

  (transliteration needed) (Stokoe A)

  1. The letter A

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AnalEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Anal alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AngamiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The third letter of the Angami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AnkaveEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Ankave alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AnukiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Anuki alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ArakiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Araki alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AromanianEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Aromanian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Ashéninka PajonalEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Ashéninka Pajonal alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AssiniboineEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Assiniboine alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See alsoEdit

  • Fort Belknap

(Latin-script letters) A a, Ą ą, B b, C c, C’c’, D d, E e, G g, Ǧ ǧ, H h, Ȟ ȟ, Ȟ’ȟ’, I i, Į į, J j, K k, K’k’, M m, N n, O o, P p, P’p’, S s, S’s’, Š š, Š’š’, T t, T’t’, U u, Ų ų, W w, Y y, Z z, Ž ž,

Fork Peck Community College

(Latin-script letters) A a, Anan, B b, Chch, Chʔchʔ, D d, E e, G g, H h, I i, Inin, J j, K k, , M m, N n, O o, P p, , S s, , Š š, Šʔšʔ, T t, , U u, Unun, W w, X x, , Y y, Z z, Ž ž, ʔ

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre

(Latin-script letters) A a, , B b, , C̀’c̀’, , D d, E e, G g, Ġ ġ, H h,  , Ḣ’ḣ’, I i, , J j, K k, K’k’, M m, N n, O o, P p, P’p’, S s, S’s’, , S̀’s̀’, T t, T’t’, U u, , W w, Y y, Z z,

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AtsahuacaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Atsahuaca alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AuhelawaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Auhelawa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AvokayaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Avokaya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AwaraEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Awara alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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AzeriEdit

LetterEdit

A upper case (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Balanta-KentoheEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Balanta-Kentohe alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BaraiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Barai alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BariEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Bari alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BasqueEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Basque alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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BavarianEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Bavarian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BejaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Beja alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BembaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Bemba alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BlagarEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Blagar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BlinEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Blin alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BrahuiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Brahui alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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BretonEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Breton alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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BusaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Busa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Catalan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Central Atlas TamazightEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Central Atlas Tamazight alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Ch'orti'Edit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Ch'orti' alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ChachiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Chachi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ChamorroEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The second letter of the Chamorro alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ChechenEdit

LetterEdit

A (A) (upper case, lower case a, Cyrillic А)

  1. The first letter of the Chechen alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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CheyenneEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case)

  1. The first letter of the Cheyenne alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ChiwereEdit

Lette4Edit

A (upper case)

  1. The first letter of the Chiwere alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ChoctawEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Choctaw alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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CofánEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Cofán alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ComancheEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Comanche alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ComoxEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Comox alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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CorsicanEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Corsican alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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CreekEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Creek alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Crimean TatarEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Crimean Tatar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Cypriot ArabicEdit

LetterEdit

A (transliteration needed) (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Cypriot Arabic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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CzechEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. A (the 1st letter in the Czech alphabet)

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DagbaniEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Dagbani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Danish alphabet, written in the Latin script.
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Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

A n (singular definite A'et, plural indefinite A'er)

  1. The first letter of the Danish alphabet, written in the Latin script.
InflectionEdit

DinkaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Dinka alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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DomariEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The second letter of the Domari alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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DuunEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Duun alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Further readingEdit


ElfdalianEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Elfdalian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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EsanEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Esan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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EstonianEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

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EweEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Ewe alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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FaroeseEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Fe'fe'Edit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Fe'fe' alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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FijianEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Fijian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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FinnishEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Finnish alphabet, called aa and written in the Latin script.

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AbbreviationEdit

A

  1. approbatur

FonEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Fon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

Derived termsEdit

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FriulianEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Friulian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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FulaEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Fula alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

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GaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Ga alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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GagauzEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case A)

  1. The first letter of the Gagauz alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Galibi CaribEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Galibi Carib alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the German alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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NounEdit

A n (genitive A or As, plural A or As)

  1. A
    Von A bis Z.
    From A to Z.
    Wer A sagt, muss auch B sagen.
    One who says A shall also say B.

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • A in Duden online

German Sign LanguageEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to the French Sign Language sign for "A".

ProductionEdit

This one-handed GSL sign is produced as follows:

  • Posture the dominant hand in the “A” shape.

LetterEdit

  (transliteration needed)

  1. the letter A

GilberteseEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Gilbertese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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GreenlandicEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Greenlandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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HaidaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Haida alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Haitian CreoleEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Haitian Creole alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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HalkomelemEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The thirty-seventh letter of the Halkomelem alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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HausaEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Hausa alphabet, written in the Latin script. followed by B.

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HawaiianEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Hawaiian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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HungarianEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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HupaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Hupa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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IcelandicEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Icelandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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IdoEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

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

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IgboEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Igbo alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Inari SamiEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Inari Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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IngrianEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Ingrian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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InterlinguaEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Interlingua alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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InupiakEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Inupiak alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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  • North Slope & Northwest Arctic

(Latin-script letters) A a, Ch ch, G g, Ġ ġ, H h, I i, K k, L l,  , Ł ł, Ł̣ ł̣, M m, N n, Ñ ñ, Ŋ ŋ, P p, Q q, R r, S s, Sr sr, T t, U u, V v, Y y ()

Seward Peninsula

(Latin-script letters) A a, B b (Ch ch, Ə ə), G g, Ġ ġ, H h, I i, K k, L l, Ł ł, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, P p, Q q, R r, S s, Sr sr, T t, U u, V v, W w, Y y, Z z, Zr zr, '

Uummarmiutun (Latin-script letters) A a, Ch ch, F f, G g, H h, Dj dj, I i, K k, L l, Ł ł, M m, N n, Ñ ñ, Ng ng, P p, Q q, R r, Ȓ ȓ, T t, U u, V v, Y y


IrishEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Irish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ItalianEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme; name of letter) IPA(key): /a/
  • Homophones: a, ha

LetterEdit

A m, f (invariable, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Italian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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JaraiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Jarai alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Juǀ'hoanEdit

KabyleEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Kabyle alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KaingangEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Kaingang alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KakabaiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Kakabai alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KanuriEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Kanuri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KarakalpakEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Karakalpak alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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KarelianEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Karelian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KashayaEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Kashaya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KashubianEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Kashubian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KawésqarEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Kawésqar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KetEdit

LetterEdit

A (transliteration needed) (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Ket alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KhakasEdit

LetterEdit

A (A)

  1. The first letter of the Khakas alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KikuyuEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Kikuyu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KobonEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Kobon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KrioEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Krio alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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KurdishEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Kurdish alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Kwak'walaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Kwak'wala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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  • U'mista

(Latin-script letters) A a,  , B b, D d,  , Dz dz, E e, G g, Gw gw, Ǥ ǥ, Ǥw ǥw, H h, I i, K k, Kw kw,  , K̓w k̓w,  , Ḵ̓ ḵ̓, Ḵw ḵw, Ḵ̓w ḵ̓w, L l, Ƚ ƚ, M m, N n, O o, P p,  , S s, T t,  , Ts ts, T̓s t̓s,  , T̓ƚ t̓ƚ, U u, W w, X x, Xw xw,  , X̱w x̱w, Y y, ʼ

liq̓ʷala (Latin-script letters) A a, Ə ə, B b, D d, Λ λ, Dᶻ dᶻ, E e, G g,  , Ǧ ǧ, Ǧʷ ǧʷ, H h, I i, K k,  ,  , K̓ʷ k̓ʷ, Q q,  ,  , Q̓ʷ q̓ʷ, L l,  ,  ɫ, M m,  , N n,  , O o, P p,  , S s, T t,  , ƛ, ƛ̓, C c,  , U u, W w,  , X x,  ,  , X̌ʷ x̌ʷ, Y y,  , ʔ


LakotaEdit

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A (lower case a)

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

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LatgalianEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Latgalian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • a (in some abbreviations)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Α (A, alpha), likely through Etruscan.

PronunciationEdit

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A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. (sometimes with littera) The first letter of the Latin alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

AbbreviationEdit

A.

  1. (in dates) ante (“before”)
    A. D.ante diem
  2. (in dates) anno, annus (“year”)
    A. D.anno Domini
    A. U. C.anno urbis conditae
    A. P. R. C.anno post Romam conditam
  3. Aulus (a Roman given name)
    • Inscriptiones Orelli 1530: A. A.Auli duo
  4. aquae (“waters”)
    • Inscriptiones Orelli 1643 sequens; 2620; 3011: A.A.Aquae Aponi (“Abano Terme”)
  5. auro, argento, or aeri (the three directors of the mint)
    • Inscriptiones Orelli 569; 2242; 2379; 3134 alia: III. VIRI A. A. A. F. F.auro, argento, aeri flando, feriundo
  6. agris (“fields”)
    • A. D. A. agris dandis adsignandis
    • A. I. A. agris judicandis adsignandis
  7. (upon the voting tablets in judicial trials) absolvo (“I free”, “I acquit”)
  8. (in the Roman Comitia) antiquo — “I leave in its former state”, “I reject” [e.g. the point in question]
  9. amicō (“friend”)
    A. O.amico optimo — “best friend”
  10. a (“of, from”)
    A. P.a populo
  11. aediliciae
    A. P.aediliciae potestatis
  12. aerario
    A. P. R.aerario populi Romani
  13. (in Cicero's Tusculanae Disputationes, “Tusculan Disputations”) adulescens or auditor, one of the disputants, as opposed to M. for magister or Marcus

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LatvianEdit

 
Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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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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A

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Latvian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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LingalaEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Lingala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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LithuanianEdit

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A (lower case a)

  1. The second letter of the Lithuanian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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LivonianEdit

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A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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LojbanEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Lojban alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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LouEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Lou alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lower SorbianEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Lower Sorbian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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LushootseedEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Lushootseed alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Luxembourgish alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Old High German ouga, from Proto-Germanic *augô, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see). The phonetic development in Luxembourgish is regular: Old High German -ou- becomes -ā-; intervocalic -g- is lost; word-final short vowels are apocopated.

NounEdit

A n (plural Aen)

  1. eye
    Ech hunn eppes am A.
    I have something in my eye.

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle High German ouwe, from Old High German ouwa, from Proto-Germanic *awjō. Cognate with German Aue, English eyot, Icelandic ey, Danish ø, Swedish ö.

NounEdit

A f (plural Aen)

  1. (only used in place names) floodplain, meadow

MalagasyEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Malagasy alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MalayEdit

 
Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): [e]
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): [ä]
  • (phoneme, open ultima) IPA(key): [ə], [ɐ]

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A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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MalteseEdit

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A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MampruliEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Mampruli alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MankanyaEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Mankanya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ManxEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Manx alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MaoriEdit

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A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Maori alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MapudungunEdit

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A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Mapudungun alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MarbaEdit

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A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Marba alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MarshalleseEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Marshallese alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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MaskelynesEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Maskelynes alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MassachusettEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Massachusett alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mayoyao IfugaoEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Mayoyao Ifugao alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mecayapan NahuatlEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Mecayapan Nahuatl alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MohawkEdit

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A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Mohawk alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MooreEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Moore alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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MuinaneEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Muinane alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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NauruanEdit

LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Nauruan alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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NavajoEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Navajo alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Nisga'aEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Nisga'a alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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NoonEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Noon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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NootkaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Nootka alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

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LetterEdit

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Northern Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Norwegian Bokmål alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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NounEdit

A m (definite singular A-en, indefinite plural A-er, definite plural A-ene)

  1. letter A

Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

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A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Norwegian Nynorsk alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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NounEdit

A m (definite singular A-en, indefinite plural A-ar, definite plural A-ane)

  1. letter A

NuerEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Nuer alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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O'odhamEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the O'odham alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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OccitanEdit

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A (lowercase a)

  1. The first letter of the Occitan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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OkanaganEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Okanagan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Papuan GimiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Papuan Gimi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Paraguayan GuaraníEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Paraguayan Guaraní alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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PlautdietschEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Plautdietsch alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

Plautdietsch has no standard orthography but this is by far the most widely used alphabet.

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PolishEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Polish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Further readingEdit

  • A in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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NounEdit

A m (plural As)

  1. Alternative form of á

Q'eqchiEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Q'eqchi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RohingyaEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Rohingya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RomaniEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RongaEdit

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A

  1. The first letter of the Ronga alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RotokasEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Rotokas alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RotumanEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Rotuman alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Saafi-SaafiEdit

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A

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

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SaanichEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

A

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

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SamoanEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Samoan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SamogitianEdit

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A (upper case A)

  1. The first letter of the Samogitian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SangoEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Sango alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old English .

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

A (first person singular, emphatic I)

  1. I

LetterEdit

  1. The first letter of the Scots alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Scottish GaelicEdit

LetterEdit

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Scottish Gaelic alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

LetterEdit

A (Cyrillic spelling А)

  1. The first letter of the Serbo-Croatian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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SererEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Serer alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SeriEdit

LetterEdit

A

  1. The first letter of the Seri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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