P U+0050, P
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER P
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Basic Latin Q
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FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER P

[U+FF2F]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF31]

🅿 U+1F17F, 🅿
NEGATIVE SQUARED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER P
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Enclosed Alphanumeric Supplement 🆀
[U+1F180]

Translingual

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Etymology

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From the Etruscan letter 𐌐 (p, pe), from the Ancient Greek letter Π (P, pi), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤐 (p, pe), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓂋.

Letter

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P (lower case p)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
    • 1988, Mary Steele, Mallyroot's Pub at Misery Ponds, Ringwood: Puffin Books, page 73:
      "That doesn't look too flash either," frowned Henry. "Let's put the P back.""

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Symbol

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P

  1. (chemistry) symbol for phosphorus
  2. (metrology) symbol for peta-
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for proline
  4. (mathematics) probability
    P(A) is the probability of A occurring
  5. (physics) power
  6. (physics) The symbol for poise.
  7. (computer science) class of problems solvable in polynomial time
  8. (linguistics) A wildcard for a plosive
    synonyms: S for a 'stop'
  9. pula (currency of Botswana)
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English

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Etymology 1

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Letter

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P (upper case, lower case p, plural Ps or P's)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, called pee and written in the Latin script.
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Number

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P (upper case, lower case p)

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

Etymology 2

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Abbreviations.

Pronunciation

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  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /piː/
  • Rhymes: -iː
  • Audio (US):(file)

Noun

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P (plural Ps)

  1. Abbreviation of park.
  2. Abbreviation of phone.
  3. Abbreviation of pager.
  4. Abbreviation of passenger.
  5. Abbreviation of pocket.
    5P garment
  6. Alternative form of (Philippine peso)
  7. (chess) Abbreviation of pawn.
  8. (medicine) A P wave on an electrocardiogram.
  9. (slang, chiefly US) Abbreviation of pure (A "pure" form of an illegal drug, especially heroin).
    • 2009, Dr Kerry Spackman, The Winner's Bible:
      P directly targets the dopamine pathways in your brain and as a result goes straight to your pleasure/reward module, which makes it an incredibly hard drug to break free from.
  10. (slang, New Zealand) Abbreviation of pure (A "pure" form of an illegal drug, especially methamphetamine).
    • 2011 May 6, New Zealand Herald:
      Almost 70kg of pre-cursor drugs that could be used to manufacture $20 million of P have been seized by police and customs officers.
  11. (UK, television) Initialism of product placement. (displayed on screen as an indicator to viewers)
  12. An academic grade issued by certain educational institutions to indicate that a student passes a class.

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P (not comparable)

  1. (UK) Abbreviation of probationary (used on a vehicle's P-plate)
  2. (Australia) Abbreviation of provisional (used on a vehicle's P-plate)
  3. (anatomy, medicine) Abbreviation of pulmonary.

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P (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US) Alternative spelling of P.M. (post meridiem) or PM

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P

  1. (computing theory) The set of all problems that are solvable in polynomial time by a deterministic Turing machine
  2. (law) Initialism of patient. (the subject of proceedings in the Court of Protection)
  3. (biblical, history) Abbreviation of Priestly source.
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Afrikaans

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Pronunciation

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  • (letter name): IPA(key): /pɪə/

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P (upper case, lower case p)

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

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Noun

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

  1. P

Angami

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P

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

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Azerbaijani

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P upper case (lower case p)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Basque

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Basque alphabet, called pe and written in the Latin script.

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Central Franconian

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Etymology

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  • /p/ is from West Germanic stem-initial or geminated *p; from *p in sp, mp, in Ripuarian also lp, rp; in most of Moselle Franconian from *bb.

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P

  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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Etymology 1

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Derived from English photoshop.

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Verb

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P

  1. (chiefly Internet slang) to photoshop
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  • PS (pì-áisi)

Etymology 2

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

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P

  1. (LGBT) femme, lipstick lesbian
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  • T (butch lesbian)

Etymology 3

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From English party. Doublet of party, 派對派对 (pàiduì), and 趴體趴体 (pātǐ).

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P

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) party
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Etymology 4

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Pronunciation 1

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P

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Latin alphabet.

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P

  1. The sixteenth 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).

Dutch

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P (capital, lowercase p)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: O
  • Next letter: Q

Elfdalian

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Alternative forms

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  • P, Ψ (Dalecarlian runes)

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P (upper case P, lower case p)

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

Esperanto

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called po and written in the Latin script.

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Estonian

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called pee and written in the Latin script.

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Finnish

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Etymology

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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 P for information on the development of the glyph itself.

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called pee and written in the Latin script.

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German

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the German alphabet.

Hungarian

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Pronunciation

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  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈp]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈpeː]

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P (upper case, lower case p)

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

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

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P (lower case p)

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

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Italian

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  • (letter name) IPA(key): **/ˈpi/*
    • Rhymes: -i
  • (phonemic realization) IPA(key): /p/

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P f or m (invariable, upper case, lower case p)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Italian alphabet, called pi and written in the Latin script.

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Japanese

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Etymology 1

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From English producer. The VOCALOID sense may have arisen from an extension of the concept of producers in THE IDOLM@STER; both THE IDOLM@STER and VOCALOID were/are popular topics on the Niconico video sharing website.

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P(ピー) (-pī

  1. (entertainment, music) Initialism of プロデューサー (purodyūsā, producer).
  2. (more specifically) Used in the names of musicians who produce music featuring VOCALOID or adjacent software.
    ささくれP(ピー)
    sasakure-
    sasakureP
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  • (VOCALOID) The practice of bestowing or creating new "P-names" is largely extinct.
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P(ピー) (pī-

  1. (typography, especially in typeface names) Initialism of プロポーショナル (puropōshonaru, proportional).
    M(エム)S(エス) P(ピー)ゴシック
    Emuesu -goshikku
    MS PGothic

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P(ピー) (

  1. (video games, only in compounds) Initialism of プレイヤー (pureiyā, player).
    2(ツー)P(ピー)カラー
    tsū- karā
    "player two" colors; alternate colors
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  • Usage with the English-derived reading of numbers (2P(ツーピー)) is more common than usage with the Sino-Japanese reading of numbers (2P(にピー)).

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 P for development of the glyph itself.

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P (upper case, lower case p)

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

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Latin

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P m (indeclinable)

  1. Praenominal abbreviation of Publius.

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P (plural PP)

  1. Abbreviation of pater, father.
  2. Abbreviation of patris.
  3. Abbreviation of patri.
  4. Abbreviation of patrem.
  5. Abbreviation of patre.
  6. Abbreviation of papa, pope.
    Synonym: PP
  7. Abbreviation of papae.
  8. Abbreviation of papam.

Latvian

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Etymology

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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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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The twenty-fourth 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): [pi]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [p]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [p̚]

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P

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

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Norwegian

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P (upper case P, lower case p)

  1. the sixteenth letter of the Norwegian alphabet

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In neo-runic inscriptions and texts (from period after the Reformation) may be replaced by or a similar character usually derived from -rune.

Nupe

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P (upper case, lower case p)

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

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Polish

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Etymology

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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 P for development of the glyph itself.

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P (upper case, lower case p)

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

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Portuguese

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P (upper case, lower case p)

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

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Romani

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P (upper case, lower case p)

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

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Romanian

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called pe or and written in the Latin script.

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Saanich

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P

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

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Scottish Gaelic

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Scottish Gaelic alphabet, written in the Latin script. It is preceded by o and followed by r. Its traditional name is beith bhog (soft birch).

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Silesian

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Etymology

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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 P for development of the glyph itself.

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Silesian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami

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P (lower case p)

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

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Slovene

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P (capital, lowercase p)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Slovene alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. The twenty-fourth letter of the Slovene alphabet (Resian), written in the Latin script.
  3. The eighteenth letter of the Slovene alphabet (Natisone Valley dialect), written in the Latin script.

Spanish

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. the 17th letter of the Spanish alphabet

Tagalog

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Etymology

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

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

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  • (Standard Tagalog)
    • IPA(key): /ˈpi/ [ˈpi] (letter name, Filipino alphabet)
      • Rhymes: -i
    • IPA(key): /ˈpa/ [ˈpa] (letter name, Abakada alphabet)
      • Rhymes: -a
    • IPA(key): /ˈpe/ [ˈpɛ] (letter name, Abecedario)
      • Rhymes: -e
    • IPA(key): /p/ [p] (phoneme)

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P (upper case, lower case p, Baybayin spelling ᜉᜒ)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Filipino alphabet), called pi and written in the Latin script.
  2. (historical) The nineteenth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Abecedario), called pe and written in the Latin script.

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P (upper case, lower case p, Baybayin spelling )

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

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

Turkish

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called pe and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese

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Pronunciation

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  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [pe˧˧], [ʔɓe˧˧ fəː˧˩], [pəː˨˩]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [pej˧˧], [ʔɓej˧˧ fəː˧˨], [pəː˦˩]
  • (Saigon) IPA(key): [pej˧˧], [ʔɓej˧˧ fəː˨˩˦], [pəː˨˩]
  • Phonetic spelling: pê, bê phở, pờ

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called , bê phở, or pờ and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh

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P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called pi and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by O and followed by Ph.

Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
prawf brawf mhrawf phrawf
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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

Yoruba

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Pronunciation

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  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /k͡p/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /k͡pí/

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P (upper case, lower case p)

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

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Zulu

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P (upper case, lower case p)

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

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