See also: Appendix:Variations of "l", l [U+006C LATIN SMALL LETTER L], [U+3134 HANGUL LETTER NIEUN], and [U+2113 SCRIPT SMALL L]

L U+004C, L
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER L
K
[U+004B]
Basic Latin M
[U+004D]
U+216C, Ⅼ
ROMAN NUMERAL FIFTY

[U+216B]
Number Forms
[U+216D]
U+FF2C, L
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER L

[U+FF2B]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF2D]
𝕷 U+1D577, 𝕷
MATHEMATICAL BOLD FRAKTUR CAPITAL L
𝕶
[U+1D576]
Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols 𝕸
[U+1D578]

Translingual edit

 
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Etymology edit

From the Etruscan letter 𐌋 (l, el), from the Ancient Greek letter Λ (L, lambda), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤋 (l, lamed), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓌅.

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L (lower case l)

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

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Numeral edit

L

  1. Roman numeral fifty (50)
  2. the fiftieth (50th)

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L

  1. (measurement, SI) liter, litre.
  2. (biochemistry, IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation) leucine
  3. (set theory) Constructible universe
  4. (computer science) Deterministic logarithmic space
  5. (physics) inductance
  6. (astronomy, physics, measurement, cgs) lambert
  7. (linguistics) low tone
  8. (linguistics) A wildcard for a lateral or liquid consonant
  9. (Voice Quality Symbols) position of the larynx (modified for raised, lowered)
  10. (usually clothing) large (the manufactured size)

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  • (liter, litre): l, ,
  • (Roman numeral): (obsolete)

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English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /ɛl/
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /l/
  • (main allophones) IPA(key): [l], [ɫ]
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L (upper case, lower case l, plural Ls or L's)

  1. The twelfth letter of the English alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.
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Number edit

L (upper case, lower case l)

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

Etymology 2 edit

Abbreviation.

Noun edit

L

  1. (sports) The statistic for the number of losses by a team or player limited by some criteria (e.g. this season, at home, on turf).
  2. Alternative form of el (elevated train).
    • 1925 February 21, “Co-operation”, in The New Yorker (cartoon), page 2:
      PLEASE! HELP US KEEP THE "L" AND SUBWAY CLEAN
  3. (US, politics) Abbreviation of Libertarian.
  4. Initialism of left.
  5. Initialism of Latin.
  6. (usually clothing, singular only) Initialism of large (the manufactured size or an item of that size).
    Coordinate terms: XXS, XS, S, M, XL, XXL
  7. Initialism of lira.
  8. Initialism of loss.
  9. Initialism of lobby.
  10. Abbreviation of low pressure front.
  11. (textiles) Initialism of ligne.
  12. Initialism of lesbian.
    • 1983 April 23, “Classified advertisement”, in Gay Community News, page 14:
      L wntd to share spacious JP apt w/veget non-smkng indep quiet L, dog, cat.
  13. (slang) two cigarette papers laid perpendicularly on each other when making a joint
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L (not comparable)

  1. (usually clothing) Initialism of large (of the manufactured size).
    Coordinate terms: XXS, XS, S, M, XL, XXL
  2. Initialism of left.
  3. (linguistics) Initialism of low (variety of a language with limited prestige and official acceptance).
    an L variety
  4. (slang) (from loser) Subpar, of inferior quality.
    Antonym: W

Afar edit

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L

  1. The sixteenth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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Afrikaans edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛl/

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L (upper case, lower case l)

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

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Noun edit

L (plural L's, diminutive L'etjie)

  1. L

Azerbaijani edit

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L upper case (lower case l)

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

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Basque edit

Pronunciation edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Basque alphabet, called ele and written in the Latin script.

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Central Franconian edit

Etymology edit

  • /l/ is from West Germanic *l.

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L

  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 edit

Etymology 1 edit

Initialism of .

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L

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, euphemistic) Alternative form of (lan2)

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L

  1. (Cantonese) litre
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L

  1. The twelfth letter of the Latin alphabet.

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L

  1. The twelfth 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》, ㄝㄌ (ê̄l), is not a valid syllable in Pinyin.

Chipewyan edit

Pronunciation edit

  1. IPA(key): /ɮ/

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L (lower case l)

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

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

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L (capital, lowercase l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous: K
  • Next: M

Elfdalian edit

Alternative forms edit

  • , L (Dalecarlian runes)

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L (upper case L, lower case l)

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

Esperanto edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called lo and written in the Latin script.

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Estonian edit

 
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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called ell and written in the Latin script.

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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 L for information on the development of the glyph itself.

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äl or el and written in the Latin script.

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compounds

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Noun edit

L

  1. Abbreviation of laudatur.

Adjective edit

L

  1. Abbreviation of laktoositon (lactose-free) (e.g. in restaurant menus).

Usage notes edit

The abbreviations G, L, VL and M are the most common of their kind seen in restaurant menus. Other abbreviations are also seen, but not as standardized. Most menus contain a list of the abbreviations they use, including the four common ones.

Galician edit

Noun edit

L m

  1. Abbreviation of leste (east).
    Synonym: E

German edit

Etymology 1 edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The twelfth letter of the German alphabet.

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Abbreviation.

Noun edit

L m

  1. Abbreviation of Liter.

Hungarian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈl]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈɛlː]

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called ell and written in the Latin script.

Declension edit

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

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Ido edit

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L (lower case l)

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

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Indonesian edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

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

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Italian edit

 
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L f or m (invariable, upper case, lower case l)

  1. The tenth letter of the Italian alphabet, called elle 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 L for development of the glyph itself.

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L (upper case, lower case l)

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

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Latvian edit

 
Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia lv

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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L (upper case, lower case l)

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

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Malay edit

 
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L

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

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Nupe edit

Pronunciation edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fifteenth 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 L for development of the glyph itself.

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Polish alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

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

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Romani edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

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

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Romanian edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called el, le, or and written in the Latin script.

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Saanich edit

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L

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

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Scottish Gaelic edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The tenth letter of the Scottish Gaelic alphabet, written in the Latin script. It is preceded by i and followed by m. Its traditional name is luis (rowan).

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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 L for development of the glyph itself.

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L (upper case, lower case l)

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

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Skolt Sami edit

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L (lower case l)

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

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Slovene edit

 
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L (capital, lowercase l)

  1. The 13th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by K and followed by M.

Somali edit

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L upper case (lower case l)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Somali alphabet, called laan and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by K and followed by M.

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Spanish edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. the 12th letter of the Spanish alphabet

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

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

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

Pronunciation edit

  • (Standard Tagalog)
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔel/ [ˈʔɛl] (letter name, Filipino alphabet)
    • IPA(key): /ˈla/ [ˈla] (letter name, Abakada alphabet)
      • Rhymes: -a
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔele/ [ˈʔɛ.lɛ] (letter name, Abecedario)
    • IPA(key): /l/ [l] (phoneme)

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L (upper case, lower case l, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜎ᜔)

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

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L (upper case, lower case l, Baybayin spelling )

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

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L (upper case, lower case l, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜎᜒ)

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

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Further reading edit

  • chapter L, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Turkish edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called le and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called e-lờ, lờ cao, or lờ and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by J and followed by Ll.

Mutation edit

  • L cannot be mutated in Welsh.

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Further reading edit

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

Yoruba edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

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

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Zulu edit

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L (upper case, lower case l)

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

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