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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of Latin Confoederatio Helvetica (Swiss confederation)

SymbolEdit

CH

  1. Switzerland.

Usage notesEdit

  • This is the ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code.

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

CH (countable and uncountable, plural CHs)

  1. Initialism of companion of honour, a British honour and postnomial abbreviation.
  2. Abbreviation of heavy cruiser.
  3. (Canada) the Montreal Canadiens hockey club
  4. (US, army, aviation) Initialism of cargo helicopter.
  5. (set theory) Initialism of continuum hypothesis.
  6. (medicine) Initialism of cluster headache.
  7. Initialism of central heating.

AnagramsEdit


CornishEdit

LetterEdit

CH (upper case, lower case ch)

  1. Third letter of the Cornish Alphabet

CzechEdit

LetterEdit

CH (upper case, lower case ch, mixed case Ch)

  1. A digraph, the fourteenth letter of the Czech alphabet, after H and before I.

Usage notesEdit

Upper case CH is usually used only in texts or parts of texts fully written in upper case. If it is the first letter of a name or of a sentence, mixed case Ch is usually used.


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

CH m pl

  1. (Canada) the hockey club, les Canadiens de Montréal.

NounEdit

CH m (plural CHs)

  1. Abbreviation of centre hospitalier. (lit. hospital center)

Coordinate termsEdit


ItalianEdit

Proper nounEdit

CH ?

  1. Abbreviation of Chieti (Italian town in Abruzzo)

LatvianEdit

LetterEdit

CH (upper case, lower case ch, mixed case Ch)

  1. a letter used in older, pre-World-War-II Latvian spelling, but now replaced everywhere by H (lower case h).

Usage notesEdit

This letter can still be found in older books, or in books written by the Latvian diaspora prior to the fall of the Soviet Union. It used to represent the sound of IPA symbol /x/, as distinct from /h/; but since these sounds have merged as /x/ in current Latvian pronunciation, <h> (= /x/) is now used in all cases.


SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

CH ?

  1. Abbreviation of Chihuahua (Mexican state)

LetterEdit

CH (upper case, lower case ch, mixed case Ch)

  1. che, the fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet

Usage notesEdit

Since 1994, this letter has been treated as C followed by H for collation purposes only. In 2010, this letter was officially removed by the RAE from the Spanish alphabet.


WelshEdit

LetterEdit

CH (upper case, lower case ch, mixed case Ch)

  1. èch, the fourth letter of the Welsh alphabet, after C and before D

Usage notesEdit

Lke the other Welsh digraphs, CH is considered a distinct letter of the Welsh alphabet for all purposes, including collation. Thus, CHWECH is alphabetically sorted after CYLLELL.