F U+0046, F
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER F
E
[U+0045]
Basic Latin G
[U+0047]
U+FF26, F
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER F

[U+FF25]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF27]

Translingual edit

 
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Etymology edit

From the Etruscan letter 𐌅 (v, ve), from the Ancient Greek letter Ϝ (W, digamma), derived from the Phoenician letter ⁧𐤅(w, waw), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓏲.

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F (lower case f)

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

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F

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for fluorine.
  2. (metrology) Symbol for farad.
  3. (computing) Hexadecimal symbol for 15.
  4. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for phenylalanine
  5. (physics) force
  6. (medicine) Symbol for the French gauge.
    Coordinate term: G (Birmingham gauge)
  7. (linguistics) A wildcard for a fricative
    synonyms: S for a sibilant fricative
  8. (linguistics) falling tone
    synonyms: more commonly HL, or more specifically HM or ML
  9. (Voice Quality Symbols) falsetto
  10. (clothing) Bra cup size.

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Other representations of F:

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Piano keyboard with white keys labeled

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛf/
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F (upper case, lower case f, plural Fs or F's)

  1. The sixth letter of the English alphabet, called ef and written in the Latin script.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 3, in Animal Farm [], London: Secker & Warburg, →OCLC:
      On several occasions, indeed, he did learn E, F, G, H, but by the time he knew them, it was always discovered that he had forgotten A, B, C, and D.
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F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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F

  1. (music)
    1. The fourth note of the diatonic scale of C major, called fa in solfège.
    2. The scale or key which has that note for its tonic.
    3. On a piano keyboard, the white key next to the left of each group of three black keys (see figure).
    4. The degree of a staff assigned to such a key or tone; a note on such a degree.
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Etymology 2 edit

Abbreviation.

  1. (stenoscript) Abbreviation of full, fully.
  2. (stenoscript) suffixes -full, -fully.

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F

  1. (stock ticker symbol) Ford Motor Company
    Synonyms: Ford (common short form), FMC (initialism)

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F (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of false.
    Antonym: T
  2. Abbreviation of female.
    Coordinate terms: M, X
  3. (philately) Abbreviation of fine.
  4. (numismatic slang) Abbreviation of fine.
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F (plural Fs)

  1. An academic grade, specifically:
    1. A failing grade, with the next best grade being either a D or an E (some institutions issue Es instead of Fs).
    2. (UK) A grade lower than E but higher than G.
  2. A grade of black-lead pencil (originally an abbreviation of fine).
  3. In the American Library Association, a folio-sized book, over 30 cm in height.
  4. Abbreviation of fellow.
    FGSfellow of the Geological Society
    FRSfellow of the Royal Society
  5. (nautical) Abbreviation of fog, as in a ship's log.
  6. (US, meteorology) Initialism of Fujita (followed by a number when used in a rating on the Fujita scale and indicating the intensity of a tornado).
    the F-scale ; an F3 tornado
  7. Initialism of function (followed by a number when used on or referencing a function key of a computer keyboard).
    Press F1 for help.
  8. (bacteriology) Abbreviation of fertility factor.

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F

  1. Abbreviation of various proper names.
  2. Abbreviation of Fahrenheit.
  3. Abbreviation of Father, as a title given to priests.
    Synonym: Fr
  4. Abbreviation of French.
  5. Abbreviation of Friday.
    Synonym: Fri

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F (third-person singular simple present F's, present participle F'ing, simple past and past participle F'ed)

  1. (euphemistic) Initialism of fuck.
    • 2011, Don Pendleton, Assassin's Code, page 139:
      "Oh, F you."
    • 2012, Michelle Bogre, Photography as Activism: Images for Social Change:
      I'll be in tears on every second assignment; they're just like, "Oh f', this guy really cares."
    • 2017, Richard Segal, Sunday Night at the Races:
      Oh F this for a laugh, ya get the yoke I'm sure now, ya doesn't has to explain.

Etymology 3 edit

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Particularly: “Ideally on its own, not in the phrases press F to pay respects, F in the chat.”

See press F to pay respects.

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F

  1. (Internet slang, Twitch) Used to indicate regret for an unfortunate event.
    • 2022 March 18, Linus Tech Tips, tweet by @LinusTech[1]:
      big F for google maps

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F

  1. The thirteenth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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Afrikaans edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛf/

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F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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Noun edit

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

  1. F

Azerbaijani edit

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F upper case (lower case f)

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

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Basque edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Basque alphabet, called efe and written in the Latin script.

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Central Franconian edit

Etymology edit

  • /f/ is from West Germanic post-vocalic *p; from *p in lp, rp in Moselle Franconian; from *ff; from stem-initial *f except around Aachen and in the Netherlands.

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F

  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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Pronunciation 1 edit


Note: Often realised as 7ɛq 6fu.

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F

  1. The sixth letter of the Latin alphabet.

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F

  1. The sixth letter used in Pinyin.
Usage notes edit
  • 《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).
  • The official pronunciation defined in 《汉语拼音方案》, ㄝㄈ (ê̄f), is not a valid syllable in Pinyin.

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F (capital, lowercase f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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Elfdalian edit

Alternative forms edit

  • (Dalecarlian runes)

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F (upper case F, lower case f)

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

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The seventh letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called fo and written in the Latin script.

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(Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, Ĉ ĉ, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ĝ ĝ, H h, Ĥ ĥ, I i, J j, Ĵ ĵ, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, R r, S s, Ŝ ŝ, T t, U u, Ŭ ŭ, V v, Z z

Estonian edit

 
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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called eff and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

  • Used only in loanwords.

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Finnish edit

Etymology edit

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 F for information on the development of the glyph itself.

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äf or ef and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

  • Used only in loanwords.

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Noun edit

F

  1. Alternative letter-case form of f (F (musical note))

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Pronunciation edit

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ɛf/, [ʔɛf]
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /f/
    • The pronunciation /v/ for ‹f› is de-facto standard in inflections and derivatives of the numbers fünf, elf, zwölf, as well as inflections of doof. Here the pronunciation /f/ usually sounds “wrong” to speakers from northern and central Germany, though it is normal in Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol, and (partially) southern Germany. Northern speakers may also use /v/ in other words (e.g. inflections of schief, steif), but these are informal.

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the German alphabet.

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Hungarian edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called eff and written in the Latin script.

Declension edit

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

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Ido edit

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F (lower case f)

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

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Indonesian edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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Italian edit

 
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F f or m (invariable, upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Italian alphabet, called effe and written in the Latin script.

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Kashubian edit

Etymology edit

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

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F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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Latvian edit

 
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Etymology edit

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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F

F (upper case, lower case f)

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

Usage notes edit

The letter F/f (like H/h, and O/o representing [o], [oː] instead of [uə̯]) is found only in words of foreign origin (borrowings).

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Malay edit

 
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F

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

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

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F (lowercase f)

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

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Nupe edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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Polish edit

Etymology edit

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 F for development of the glyph itself.

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The ninth letter of the Polish alphabet, called ef and written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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Romani edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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Romanian edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The eighth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ef, fe, or and written in the Latin script.

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The sixth letter of the Scottish Gaelic alphabet, written in the Latin script. It is preceded by e and followed by g. Its traditional name is feàrna (alder).

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Silesian edit

Etymology edit

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

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F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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F (lower case f)

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

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Slovene edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Gaj's Latin alphabet F, from Czech alphabet F, from Latin F, from the Etruscan letter 𐌅 (v, ve), from the Ancient Greek letter Ϝ (W, digamma), derived from the Phoenician letter ⁧𐤅(w, waw), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓏲. Pronunciation as IPA(key): /fə/ is initial Slovene (phoneme plus a fill vowel) and the second pronunciation is probably taken from German f.

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  • Phoneme
  • Letter name

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The seventh letter of the Slovene alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. The tenth letter of the Resian alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  3. The seventh letter of the Natisone Valley dialect alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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F m inan

  1. The name of the Latin script letter F / f.

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  • First pronunciation
First masculine declension (soft o-stem, inanimate), -j- infix
nom. sing. F
gen. sing. F-ja
singular dual plural
nominative
imenovȃlnik
F F-ja F-ji
genitive
rodȋlnik
F-ja F-jev F-jev
dative
dajȃlnik
F-ju, F-ji F-jema F-jem
accusative
tožȋlnik
F F-ja F-je
locative
mẹ̑stnik
F-ju, F-ji F-jih F-jih
instrumental
orọ̑dnik
F-jem F-jema F-ji
(vocative)
(ogȏvorni imenovȃlnik)
F F-ja F-ji
  • Second pronunciation
First masculine declension (hard o-stem, inanimate)
nom. sing. F
gen. sing. F-a
singular dual plural
nominative
imenovȃlnik
F F-a F-i
genitive
rodȋlnik
F-a F-ov F-ov
dative
dajȃlnik
F-u, F-i F-oma F-om
accusative
tožȋlnik
F F-a F-e
locative
mẹ̑stnik
F-u, F-i F-ih F-ih
instrumental
orọ̑dnik
F-om F-oma F-i
(vocative)
(ogȏvorni imenovȃlnik)
F F-a F-i
  • More common when with a definite adjective
Third masculine declension (no endings)
nom. sing. F
gen. sing. F
singular dual plural
nominative
imenovȃlnik
F F F
genitive
rodȋlnik
F F F
dative
dajȃlnik
F F F
accusative
tožȋlnik
F F F
locative
mẹ̑stnik
F F F
instrumental
orọ̑dnik
F F F
(vocative)
(ogȏvorni imenovȃlnik)
F F F
  • First pronunciation, dialectal, in common written language used till 19th century
First masculine declension (hard o-stem, inanimate), -j- infix
nom. sing. F
gen. sing. F-ja
singular dual plural
nominative
imenovȃlnik
F F-ja F-ji
genitive
rodȋlnik
F-ja F-jov F-jov
dative
dajȃlnik
F-ju, F-ji F-joma F-jom
accusative
tožȋlnik
F F-ja F-je
locative
mẹ̑stnik
F-ju, F-ji F-jih F-jih
instrumental
orọ̑dnik
F-jom F-joma F-ji
(vocative)
(ogȏvorni imenovȃlnik)
F F-ja F-ji

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Further reading edit

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

Somali edit

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F upper case (lower case f)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, called fa and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by G and followed by Q.

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Spanish edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. the sixth letter of the Spanish alphabet

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Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish F. Each pronunciation has a different source:

  • Filipino alphabet pronunciation is influenced by English F.
  • Abecedario pronunciation is from Spanish F.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: F
  • (letter name, Filipino alphabet):
  • (letter name, Abecedario):
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔefe/, [ˈʔɛ.fɛ]
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔepe/, [ˈʔɛ.pɛ]
  • (phoneme):
  • Rhymes: -ef, -ep, -efe, -epe

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F (upper case, lower case f, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜉ᜔)

  1. The sixth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Filipino alphabet), called ef and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

  • This letter is mostly used only in Spanish-based spellings, proper nouns, or unadapted loanwords.
  • Some purists of Tagalog replace F in words with P.

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F (upper case, lower case f, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜉᜒ)

  1. (historical) The seventh letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Abecedario), called efe and written in the Latin script.

Further reading edit

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

Turkish edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The seventh letter of the Turkish alphabet, called fe and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

  1. The eighth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called èf and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by E and followed by Ff.

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Further reading edit

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

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F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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Zulu edit

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F (upper case, lower case f)

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

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