N U+004E, N
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N
M
[U+004D]
Basic Latin O
[U+004F]
U+FF2E, N
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N

[U+FF2D]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF2F]
𝕹 U+1D579, 𝕹
MATHEMATICAL BOLD FRAKTUR CAPITAL N
𝕸
[U+1D578]
Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols 𝕺
[U+1D57A]

Translingual edit

 
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Etymology edit

From the Etruscan letter 𐌍 (n, en), from the Ancient Greek letter Ν (N, nu), derived from the Phoenician letter ⁧𐤍(n, nun), possibly from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓆓.

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N (lower case n)

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

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Symbol edit

N

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for nitrogen.
  2. (metrology) Symbol for newton, the SI unit of force.
    • 2017, BioWare, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →OCLC, PC, scene: Outlaws: Adhi Codex entry:
      When attacking, adhi drive opponents out of secure positions to make them vulnerable to gunfire or a concerted attack by the rest of the pack. Their jaw strength has been measured in excess of 1900 N, dangerous even when wearing a hardsuit.
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for aspargine
  4. (physics) electron number
  5. (music) Neapolitan chord (usually in first inversion, therefore followed by a superscript six)
  6. (linguistics) A wildcard for a nasal consonant (nasal stop)

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Other representations of N:

English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Letter edit

N (upper case, lower case n, plural Ns or N's)

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

N (upper case, lower case n)

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

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

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Noun edit

N

  1. (military) navy
  2. north (see also n)
  3. (linguistics) noun
  4. (chess) knight
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Etymology 2 edit

Abbreviations.

N

  1. (stenoscript) the prefix or word-initial sequence inter-, enter-, intr- or entr-.
  2. (stenoscript) the sound sequence /(V)ntr/.
  3. (stenoscript) Abbreviation of north.

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Afar edit

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N

  1. The eighteenth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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Afrikaans edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛn/

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N (upper case, lower case n)

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

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Noun edit

N (plural N'e, diminutive N'etjie)

  1. N

Angami edit

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N

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Angami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Azerbaijani edit

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N upper case (lower case n)

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

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Basque edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Basque alphabet, called ene and written in the Latin script.

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Central Franconian edit

Etymology edit

  • /n/ is from West Germanic *n.
  • /ŋ/ is from West Germanic *ng; in most of Ripuarian from *n after long high vowels and from *nd.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /n/, (in ng, nk) /ŋ/

Letter edit

N

  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

Alternative forms edit

Etymology 1 edit

Likely from the mathematical usage of n to denote an arbitrary number. Compare Korean N and Japanese n番煎じ.

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Numeral edit

N

  1. countless; several
    點解N電話 [Cantonese, trad.]
    点解N电话 [Cantonese, simp.]
    dim2 gaai2 ngo5 daa2 zo2 en1 ci3 dou1 mou5 jan4 zip3 din6 waa6-2 ge2? [Jyutping]
    How come I called several times but no one picked up the phone?
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Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation 1 edit


Note: Often realised as one syllable with a /n/ final.

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N

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Latin alphabet.

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N

  1. The fourteenth 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).

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N (capital, lowercase n)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

Noun edit

N

  1. Abbreviation of noord; north

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  • Previous letter: M
  • Next letter: O

Esperanto edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called no or en and written in the Latin script.

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Noun edit

N

  1. Abbreviation of nordo (north).

Estonian edit

 
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N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called enn 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 N for information on the development of the glyph itself.

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N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called än or en and written in the Latin script.

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Noun edit

N

  1. Abbreviation of non sine laude approbatur.
  2. Abbreviation of nainen. ("woman, female")

French edit

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Noun edit

N

  1. Abbreviation of nord.

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N

  1. the fourteenth letter of the French alphabet

Galician edit

Noun edit

N

  1. Abbreviation of norte (north).

Antonyms edit

  • (north): S

German edit

Pronunciation edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the German alphabet.

Noun edit

N

  1. Abbreviation of Nord; north

Hungarian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈn]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈɛnː]

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N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called enn and written in the Latin script.

Declension edit

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

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Ido edit

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N (lower case n)

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

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Indonesian edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

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

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Italian edit

 
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N f or m (invariable, upper case, lower case n)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Italian alphabet, called enne and written in the Latin script.

Noun edit

N m

  1. Abbreviation of nord; north

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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 N for development of the glyph itself.

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N (upper case, lower case n)

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

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Korean edit

Etymology edit

From the mathematical sense. Compare Chinese N.

Pronunciation edit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?en
Revised Romanization (translit.)?en
McCune–Reischauer?en
Yale Romanization?eyn

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: N / N에 / N

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch and also heightens the next suffixed syllable, unless it is 에.

Numeral edit

N (en)

  1. an arbitrary or unspecified number of some size, normally greater than three
    N수생
    ensusaeng
    someone preparing the university entrance exam for more than three years
    N 1 .
    Don-eun enbun-ui il-lo nae-ja.
    Let's split the bill.
    (literally, “Let's [each] pay one out of n.”)

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.

Pronunciation edit

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N

N (upper case, lower case n)

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

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Malay edit

 
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N

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

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Nupe edit

Pronunciation edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The seventeenth 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 N for development of the glyph itself.

Pronunciation edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Polish alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

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

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Noun edit

N m (uncountable)

  1. Abbreviation of norte.

Romani edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

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

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Romanian edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called en, ne, or and written in the Latin script.

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Saanich edit

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N

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

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Scottish Gaelic edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Scottish Gaelic alphabet, written in the Latin script. It is preceded by m and followed by o. Its traditional name is nuin (ash).

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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 N for development of the glyph itself.

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N (upper case, lower case n)

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

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Skolt Sami edit

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N (lower case n)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Slovene edit

 
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N (capital, lowercase n)

  1. The 15th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by M and followed by O.

Somali edit

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N upper case (lower case n)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, called nun and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

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

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Spanish edit

Letter edit

N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. the 14th letter of the Spanish alphabet

Noun edit

N m

  1. Abbreviation of norte; north

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish N. Each pronunciation has a different source:

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

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: N
  • (letter name, Filipino alphabet): IPA(key): /ʔen/, [ʔɛn]
  • (letter name, Abakada alphabet): IPA(key): /ˈna/, [ˈnɐ]
  • (letter name, Abecedario): IPA(key): /ˈʔene/, [ˈʔɛ.nɛ]
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /n/, [n]
  • Rhymes: -en, -a, -ene

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N (upper case, lower case n, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜈ᜔)

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

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N (upper case, lower case n, Baybayin spelling )

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

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N (upper case, lower case n, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜈᜒ)

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

Further reading edit

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

Turkish edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ne and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɛ˧˧ nəː˨˩], [ʔɛn˧˧ nəː˨˩], [nəː˨˩ tʰəp̚˧˦], [nəː˨˩]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɛ˧˧ nəː˦˩], [ʔɛŋ˧˧ nəː˦˩], [nəː˦˩ tʰəp̚˦˧˥], [nəː˦˩]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɛ˧˧ nəː˨˩], [ʔɛŋ˧˧ nəː˨˩], [nəː˨˩ tʰəp̚˦˥], [nəː˨˩]
  • Phonetic: e nờ, en nờ, nờ thấp, nờ

Letter edit

N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called e-nờ, en-nờ, nờ thấp, or nờ and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called en and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by M and followed by O.

Mutation edit

  • N cannot mutate 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), “N”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Yoruba edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

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

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Etymology 2 edit

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Pronoun edit

or N

  1. Alternative letter-case form of n (I)

Zulu edit

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N (upper case, lower case n)

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

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