B U+0042, B
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B
A
[U+0041]
Basic Latin C
[U+0043]

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Etymology 1

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From the Etruscan letter 𐌁 (b, be), from the Ancient Greek letter Β (B, beta), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤁 (b, bet), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓉐.

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B (lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
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The letter B (usually its lower case form b) is used in several romanization systems of non-Latin scripts to represent the bilabial plosive or stop, usually voiced (/b/).

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B

  1. A blood type that has a specific antigen that aggravates the immune response in people with type A antigen in their blood. They can receive blood from type B or type O, but cannot receive blood from AB or A.
  2. (chemistry) The chemical element boron.
  3. Eleven, especially used in the base more than ten, such as duodecimal, hexadecimal, vigesimal and so on.
    The equivalent numbers of decimal 1611 are duodecimal B23, hexadecimal 64B, vigesimal 40B and so on.
  4. (biochemistry) As an IUPAC code for amino acids, aspartic acid or asparagine.
  5. (physics) A magnetic flux density.
  6. (linguistics) A wildcard for a labial consonant
  7. (finance) Long-term bond credit rating by S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings, indicating that a bond is highly speculative with high risk of default.
  8. (clothing) Bra cup size.
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  • (blood type): from antigen B
  • (symbol for boron): abbreviation of boron
  • (hexadecimal 11): The eleventh item from the sequence {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F}
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English

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Etymology 1

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The b-rune ᛒ, an older version of Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᛒ, the Old English letter replaced by Latin ‘B’

Old English letter B, from 7th century replacement by Latin B of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (b, beorc).

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B (upper case, lower case b, plural Bs or B's)

  1. The second letter of the English alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.
    • 1943 November – 1944 February (date written; published 1945 August 17), George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], Animal Farm [], London: Secker & Warburg, published May 1962, →OCLC:
      Boxer could not get beyond the letter D. He would trace out A, B, C, D, in the dust with his great hoof []
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In Modern English, the letter B is sometimes silent, e.g. in climb, and debt.

Apostrophes are sometimes used to form plurals of single upper case letters, especially at the start of a sentence:

A’s are difficult to achieve in this class.

Usually, though, the apostrophe is avoided when there is no risk of confusion:

She gets straight As in school.
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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

Etymology 2

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  • (cricket, balls): abbreviation of balls
  • (billion): abbreviation of billion
  • (bitch): abbreviation of bitch

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B

  1. The quantity one billion (1,000,000,000), usually used to signify a sum of money
    $2.8 B — “two point eight billion dollars” (i.e., $2,800,000,000)
  2. (British) The grade of pencil that makes darker marks than grade HB but lighter marks than grade 2B; a pencil with soft lead.
  3. (chess) Bishop
  4. (cricket) The number of balls faced by a batsman.
  5. (music) Bass.
  6. (euphemistic) Bitch.
    • 2011 December 25, Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, Linda L. Shaw, Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Second Edition, University of Chicago Press, →ISBN, page 99:
      [quoting an ethnographer's account:] He then called me a "dumb B" and hung up the phone. Meredith pauses, looks at Graciela, and says, "Okay, I need you to be as specific as you can, so that means you're going to have to tell me what he called you, exactly." [...] Graciela grabs the pen and writes down, "Dumb Bitch." [...] Robert then arrived at my house that day to see our son and upon leaving said, "I'll see you in court you Dumb B."
    • 2016 May 23, Caron Lipman, Co-habiting with Ghosts: Knowledge, Experience, Belief and the Domestic Uncanny, Routledge, →ISBN, page 179:
      And then he looked again and she wasn't there. So he probably thought, 'Stupid B'. You know.

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B

  1. (stenoscript) a suffix -(V)ble (-ible, -able.)
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  • (personality type): from contrast with the letter ‘A’ and its corresponding personality type
  • (academic grade): from the position of the letter ‘B’ in the English alphabet

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B (plural Bs)

  1. A personality type of someone who is relaxed and easygoing and able to engage in leisure activities without worrying about work.
  2. An academic grade, better than a C and worse than an A
  3. Signifies a second-tier or second class of a given commodity, group, or category, as in B-movie, B-list, etc.
    The television studio revived some of its B characters for the spinoff.
    • 1999, Michael Sauter, The Worst Movies of All Time, Or, What Were They Thinking?, page 268:
      The baddest of the Bs, then, are a rare, precious mix of jerry-built production values and jazzed-up creative juices. But that's not to say that even with a budget, a B movie can't still bounce way off the wall, []
  4. The alternate or secondary part, as the back side of a phonograph record. Contrasted with A, which is the primary part.
  5. (music) The seventh note in the C major scale.
  6. (immunology) A B cell.
    • 2020 May 2, “Leaving lockdown means understanding immune responses to the virus”, in The Economist[2]:
      Mind your Bs and Ts
      [] And if the combined efforts of macrophages, b cells and t cells are sufficient, the pathogen will be beaten back and eventually cleared from the body.
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Apostrophes are sometimes used to form plurals of single upper case letters, especially at the start of a sentence:

A’s are difficult to achieve in this class.

Usually, though, the apostrophe is avoided when there is no risk of confusion:

She gets straight As in school.
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B

  1. (computing) byte
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  • (computing): b (bit)

Etymology 4

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Possibly a contraction of BCPL (Basic Combined Programming Language), the name of a programming language from which B was derived. Dennis Ritchie (a coworker of B’s designer, Ken Thompson) speculated that B might be based on Bon (the name of an earlier, but unrelated, programming language that Thompson designed for use on Multics), itself either from Bonnie (the name of Thompson’s wife) or “(according to an encyclopedia quotation in its manual), after a religion whose rituals involve the murmuring of magic formulas”.[1]

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B

  1. (computer languages) A programming language from which C is derived.

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  1. ^ Dennis M[acAlistair] Ritchie (1993 March) “The Development of the C Language”, in ACM SIGPLAN Notices, volume 28, number 3, →DOI, pages 201–208:
    Its name most probably represents a contraction of BCPL, though an alternate theory holds that it derives from Bon [Thompson 69], an unrelated language created by Thompson during the Multics days. Bon in turn was named either after his wife Bonnie or (according to an encyclopedia quotation in its manual), after a religion whose rituals involve the murmuring of magic formulas.

Afar

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B

  1. The second letter in the Afar alphabet.

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Afrikaans

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  • (letter name): IPA(key): /bɪə/

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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B (plural B's, diminutive B'tjie)

  1. B

Angami

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B

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

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Azerbaijani

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B upper case (lower case b)

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

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Basque

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the Basque alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

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Blagar

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B

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

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Catalan

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Central Franconian

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  • /b/ is from West Germanic stem-initial *b, in Ripuarian and northernmost Moselle Franconian also from geminated *bb.

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B

  1. A letter in the German-based alphabet of Central Franconian.
  2. A letter in the Dutch-based alphabet of Central Franconian.

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Chinese

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B

  1. (Mandarin, chiefly Internet slang) Alternative form of ()

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Short for BB (bi1-4 bi1, baby), from English baby.

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B

  1. (Cantonese) baby (Classifier: c)
    B [Cantonese, trad.]
    B [Cantonese, simp.]
    wai3, tai2 zyu6 go3 bi1 aa3! [Jyutping]
    Hey, look after the baby!
  2. (Cantonese) Used to call somebody affectionately.
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Cantonese boi1
Spelling pronunciation in Hong Kong, derived from English boy.

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Note: boi1 - Hong Kong.
Note: Often realised as 1bi..
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B

  1. The second letter of the Latin alphabet.

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B

  1. The second letter used in Pinyin.
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  • 《汉语拼音方案》 defines a standard pronunciation for each letter. However, these pronunciations are rarely used in education; another pronunciation is commonly used instead.
  • The pronunciation above are only used while referring to letters in Pinyin. They are not used in other context (such as English).

Chipewyan

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  1. IPA(key): /p/

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B (lower case b)

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

Czech

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B

  1. B (the 2nd letter in the Czech alphabet)

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B

  1. (music) B flat

Dutch

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Elfdalian

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  • (Dalecarlian runes)

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B (upper case B, lower case b)

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

Esperanto

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Estonian

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  • (letter name, bee): IPA(key): /ˈb̥eː/, [ˈb̥eː]
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ˈb̥/, [ˈb̥]

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Finnish

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The Finnish orthography using the Latin script was based on those of Swedish, German and Latin, and was first used in the mid-16th century. No earlier script is known. See the Wikipedia article on Finnish for more information, and B for information on the development of the glyph itself.

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the Finnish alphabet, called bee and written in the Latin script.

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  • Used only in loanwords.

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B

  1. Abbreviation of lubenter approbatur.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of b (B flat (musical note))

Galician

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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German

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the German alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

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B n (strong, genitive B, no plural)

  1. (music) B-flat

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  • H (B (musical note))

Hungarian

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Alternative forms

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  • b (in music)

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The third letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.
  2. (music) Alternative form of b (B-flat, B♭, the 11th note of the C chromatic scale)

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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative B B-k
accusative B-t B-ket
dative B-nek B-knek
instrumental B-vel B-kkel
causal-final B-ért B-kért
translative B-vé B-kké
terminative B-ig B-kig
essive-formal B-ként B-kként
essive-modal
inessive B-ben B-kben
superessive B-n B-ken
adessive B-nél B-knél
illative B-be B-kbe
sublative B-re B-kre
allative B-hez B-khez
elative B-ből B-kből
delative B-ről B-kről
ablative B-től B-ktől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
B-é B-ké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
B-éi B-kéi
Possessive forms of B
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. B-m B-im
2nd person sing. B-d B-id
3rd person sing. B-je B-i
1st person plural B-nk B-ink
2nd person plural B-tek B-itek
3rd person plural B-jük B-ik

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  • (the letter and symbol): (1): b in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (in music): (2): b in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • b in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)

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B (lower case b)

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

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Indonesian

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Italian

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Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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  • (letter name) IPA(key): **/ˈbi/*
    • Rhymes: -i
  • (phonemic realization) IPA(key): /b/

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B f or m (invariable, upper case, lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the Italian alphabet, called bi and written in the Latin script.

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Kalo Finnish Romani

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the Kalo Finnish Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.[1]

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  1. ^ Kimmo Granqvist (2011) “Aakkoset [Alphabet]”, in Lyhyt Suomen romanikielen kielioppi [Consice grammar of Finnish Romani]‎[1] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten keskus, →ISBN, →ISSN, retrieved February 6, 2022, pages 1-2

Kashubian

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Etymology

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The Kashubian orthography is based on the Latin alphabet. No earlier script is known. See the Kashubian alphabet article on Wikipedia for more, and B for development of the glyph itself.

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Latvian

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Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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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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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Malay

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  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [bi]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [b]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [p̚]

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B

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

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Maltese

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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The uppercase and lowercase form of the letter B.

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From Latin B, from Etruscan 𐌁 (b, be), from Ancient Greek Β (B, beta), from the Phoenician 𐤁 (b, bet), from Proto-Canaanite  , from Proto-Sinaitic  , from Egyptian 𓉐, representing the plan of a house.

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B (lower case b)

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

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

  1. the letter B, the second letter of the Norwegian alphabet
    • 1873, Henrik Ibsen, Kærlighedens komedie, page 14:
      [ordet «neste»] skulde ud af verden uden nåde, som b og g af Knudsens grammatik
      [the word «next»] was to come out of the world without grace, as b and g of Knudsen's grammar
  2. Denoting the second, or number two, on a scale, order or degree.
    B-post, B-lag, blodtype B, energiklasse BB-post, B-team, blood type B, energy class B
    øl i klasse Bbeer with 0.7–2.75 volume percent alcohol
    førerkort klasse Bdriving license class B
    plan Bplan B
    • 2003, Espen Søbye, Kathe, alltid vært i Norge:
      øverst i oppgang b lå den nye presteboligen med åtte rom, hall, entré og kjøkken
      at the top of entrance b was the new parsonage with eight rooms, hall, entrance and kitchen
  3. the second highest grade in a school or university using the A-F scale
    få B til eksamen
    receive an B on an exam
    • 2019, Helene Uri, Stillheten etterpå, page 14:
      jeg har gode karakterer. Bare A-er og B-er
      I have good grades. Only A's and B's
  4. (music) the tone h lowered by half a step
    B-dur og B-moll
    B major and B minor
    stemt i Btuned so that a C on the instrument sounds like B in the normal scale
    • 1944, Børre Qvamme, Musikk, pages 35–36:
      enhver tone er mangetydig, fiss er også gess, diss er ess, b er aiss og så videre
      every tone is ambiguous, fiss is also gess, diss is ace, b is aiss and so on
    • 2000, Bjørnar Pedersen og Egil Birkeland, Hillman Hunter:
      skotske sekkepiper stemmes i B
      Scottish bagpipes are tuned in B
  5. (music) a B-flat (sign indicating that the following note is to be lowered by half a step)
    • 1974, Jens Bjørneboe, Haiene, page 98:
      ingen vil påstå at notebladet med nøkler, kryss og b’er er selve musikken
      no one will claim that the sheet music with keys, crosses and bs is the music itself
  6. Abbreviation of bass (bass).
  7. (physics) symbol for bel (bel)
  8. (chemistry) symbol for bor (boron)

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Nupe

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Polish

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The Polish orthography is based on the Latin alphabet. No earlier script is known. See the history of Polish orthography article on Wikipedia for more, and B for development of the glyph itself.

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The third letter of the Polish alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Romani

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Romanian

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The fourth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called be or and written in the Latin script.
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B

  1. Abbreviation of București, the capital city of Romania.

Saanich

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B

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

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Scottish Gaelic

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the Scottish Gaelic alphabet, written in the Latin script. It is preceded by a and followed by c. Its traditional name is beith (birch).

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Silesian

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The Silesian orthography is based on the Latin alphabet. No earlier script is known. See the Silesian language article on Wikipedia for more, and B for development of the glyph itself.

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Skolt Sami

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B (lower case b)

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

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Slovene

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Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:
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From Gaj's Latin alphabet B, from Czech alphabet B, from the Etruscan letter 𐌁 (b, be), from the Ancient Greek letter Β (B, beta), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤁 (b, bet), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓉐. Pronunciation as /bə/ is initial Slovene (phoneme plus a fill vowel) and the second pronunciation is probably taken from German B.

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  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /b/, [p], [b̪]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /bə́/, /bèː/, /béː/
  • Audio (letter name, non-tonal):(file)
  • Rhymes: , -eː

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the Slovene alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. The third letter of the Resian alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  3. The second letter of the Natisone Valley alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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B

  1. (SNPT, not allowed to be in lower case) Phonetic transcription of sound [].

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B m inan

  1. The name of the Latin script letter B / b.

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  • Overall more common
 
The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Masculine inan., soft o-stem
nom. sing. B
gen. sing. B-ja
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
B B-ja B-ji
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
B-ja B-jev B-jev
dative
(dajȃlnik)
B-ju B-jema B-jem
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
B B-ja B-je
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
B-ju B-jih B-jih
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
B-jem B-jema B-ji
  • More common when with a definite adjective
Masculine inan., no endings
nom. sing. B
gen. sing. B
singular dual plural
nominative B B B
accusative B B B
genitive B B B
dative B B B
locative B B B
instrumental B B B

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  • B”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Somali

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B upper case (lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the Somali alphabet, called ba and written in the Latin script.

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The second letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows the Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by ' and followed by T.

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Spanish

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the Spanish alphabet, called be and written in the Latin script.

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Swedish

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Etymology

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Likely from B movies in (sense 2).

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. the second letter of the Swedish alphabet

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B

  1. (SAB) general and miscellaneous
    Meronyms: Ba, Bb, Bd, Be, Bf, Bg, Bh, Bi, Bk, Bl, Br, Bs, Bt, Bu, Bv
  2. (zoning) Area reserved for bostäder (residential etc.).
    Holonym: kvartersmark

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B

  1. indication of being of lesser rank, less successful
    Antonym: A
  2. (colloquial) low-quality, shoddy, bad
    Dialogen i filmen är rätt B
    The dialogue in the movie is pretty janky

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Noun

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B

  1. an academic grade, better than a C and worse than an A
    Coordinate terms: A, B, C, D, E

Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish B. Each pronunciation has a different source:

  • Filipino alphabet pronunciation is influenced by English B.
  • Abecedario pronunciation is from Spanish B.
  • Abakada alphabet pronunciation is influenced by Baybayin character (ba).

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  • (Standard Tagalog)
    • IPA(key): /ˈbi/ [ˈbi] (letter name, Filipino alphabet)
      • Rhymes: -i
    • IPA(key): /ˈbe/ [ˈbɛ] (letter name, Abecedario)
      • Rhymes: -e
    • IPA(key): /ˈba/ [ˈba] (letter name, Abakada alphabet)
      • Rhymes: -a
    • IPA(key): /b/ [b] (phoneme)

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B (upper case, lower case b, Baybayin spelling ᜊᜒ)

  1. The second letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Filipino alphabet), called bi and written in the Latin script.
  2. (historical) The second letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Abecedario), called be and written in the Latin script.

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B (upper case, lower case b, Baybayin spelling )

  1. The second letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Abakada alphabet), called ba and written in the Latin script.

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Further reading

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  • B”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Turkish

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Vietnamese

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Pronunciation

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  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɓe˧˧], [ʔɓe˧˧ ʔɓɔ˨˩], [ʔɓəː˨˩]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɓej˧˧], [ʔɓej˧˧ ʔɓɔ˦˩], [ʔɓəː˦˩]
  • (Saigon) IPA(key): [ʔɓej˧˧], [ʔɓej˧˧ ʔɓɔ˨˩], [ʔɓəː˨˩]
  • Phonetic spelling: bê, bê bò, bờ

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The fourth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called , bê bò, or bờ and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh

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B (upper case, lower case b)

  1. The second letter of the Welsh alphabet, called bi and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by A and followed by C.

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Bangor Fangor Mangor unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Further reading

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

Yoruba

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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Zulu

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B (upper case, lower case b)

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

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