V U+0056, V
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER V
U
[U+0055]
Basic Latin W
[U+0057]
U+2164, Ⅴ
ROMAN NUMERAL FIVE

[U+2163]
Number Forms
[U+2165]
U+FF36, V
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER V

[U+FF35]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF37]
𝖁 U+1D581, 𝖁
MATHEMATICAL BOLD FRAKTUR CAPITAL V
𝖀
[U+1D580]
Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols 𝖂
[U+1D582]

Translingual edit

 
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Alternative forms edit

  • v (numeral)
  • V. (numeral, ordinal)

Etymology edit

From the Etruscan letter 𐌖 (u, u), from the Ancient Greek letter Υ (U, ypsilon), derived from the Phoenician letter ⁧𐤅(w, waw), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓏲.

Letter edit

V (lower case v)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Numeral edit

V

  1. The Roman numeral for 5.
  2. (especially in the names of aristocracy) the fifth.

Symbol edit

V

  1. The volt in the International System of Units.
  2. (chemistry) Symbol for vanadium.
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for valine
  4. (organic chemistry) The resin identification code for polyvinyl chloride, also PVC.
  5. (geometry) volume
  6. (set theory) Von Neumann universe
  7. (music) major dominant triad
  8. (linguistics) A wildcard for a vowel
  9. (Voice Quality Symbols) voice (modified for the kind of voice: 'nasal voice', 'harsh voice', etc.)

Gallery edit

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Other representations of V:

English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /viː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iː

Letter edit

V (upper case, lower case v, plural Vs or V's)

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

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Noun edit

V (plural Vs or V's)

 
a V of migrating geese
  1. (grammar) Abbreviation of vocative case.
  2. (linguistics) Abbreviation of verb.
  3. (euphemistic) Vagina.
  4. Abbreviation of vowel.
  5. Abbreviation of velocity.
  6. (slang, countable) Viagra.
    • 2017, James Wharton, Something for the Weekend[1], Biteback Publishing, →ISBN:
      The unfortunate, and quite ironic, side effect of all these chemicals is a penis that refuses to budge. Steven has been handing out the Vs in abundance for as the long as boys have been high in his second-floor flat, two for a fiver.
  7. Anything shaped like a V; synonym: vee.
    • 2022, Maddie Mortimer, Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies, Picador, page 149:
      She watched him through the perfect V between the seats for the rest of the journey.
    1. A flying skein of geese which have placed themselves in a V-shaped formation.

Derived terms edit

(velocity):

Preposition edit

V

  1. (stenoscript) Abbreviation of over, prefix over-.

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V

  1. (titular) Viscount
  2. (titular) Viscountess

References edit

  • The New Penguin Dictionary of Abbreviations: from A to zz, Rosalind Fergusson. (Penguin Books, 2000), page 390/1

Afrikaans edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /fɪə/

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V (upper case, lower case v)

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

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Noun edit

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

  1. V

Azerbaijani edit

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V upper case (lower case v)

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

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Basque edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Basque alphabet, called uve and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

  • Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Central Franconian edit

Etymology edit

  • /v/ is from West Germanic stem-internal *b and *f; from stem-initial *f around Aachen and in the Netherlands.
  • For the origin of /f/, see F. For the origin of /ʋ/, see W.

Pronunciation edit

  • /v/, (German-based also) /f/, /ʋ/

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V

  1. A letter in the German-based alphabet of Central Franconian.
  2. A letter in the Dutch-based alphabet of Central Franconian.

Usage notes edit

Chinese edit

Etymology 1 edit

From English volt.

Pronunciation edit

Classifier edit

V

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, electricity) volt (unit of voltage)
Synonyms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation 1 edit


Note: fi1 - Hong Kong only.
Note: Often realised as 1vi.
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V

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Latin alphabet.

Pronunciation 2 edit


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V

  1. The twenty-second 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, and another pronunciation is commonly used instead. In the case of V, 《汉语拼音方案》 defines its pronunciation as ㄪㄝ, using the initial ( /⁠v⁠/), which is obsolete in standard Mandarin. This is one of the only instances of the letter being used in standard Pinyin.

Dutch edit

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V (capital, lowercase v)

  1. The twenty-second letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: U
  • Next letter: W

Esperanto edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called vo 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 V for information on the development of the glyph itself. The letter was only rarely used prior to the 19th century, when it replaced W.

Letter edit

V (upper case, lower case v)

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

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German edit

Etymology edit

For the origin of the letter, see v.

Pronunciation edit

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /faʊ̯/
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /f/, /v/ (see etymology section)

Letter edit

V (upper case, lower case v)

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

Hungarian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈv]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈveː]

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V (upper case, lower case v)

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

Declension edit

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

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Ido edit

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V (lower case v)

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

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Irish edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

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

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Italian edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

V f or m (invariable, upper case, lower case v)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Italian alphabet, called vu or vi and written in the Latin script.

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References edit

  1. ^ V in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Japanese edit

 
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Etymology edit

From English victory.

Noun edit

V(ブイ) (bui

  1. victory in championship

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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.

Pronunciation edit

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V

V (upper case, lower case v)

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

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Malay edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [vi]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [v]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [f]

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V

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

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Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

V

  1. Nonstandard spelling of Ü.

Usage notes edit

  • In Hanyu Pinyin, the letter v is unused, except for the official pronunciation of the letter V. However, the ease of typing into a computer means that it is sometimes used in place of Ü.

Norwegian edit

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V (upper case V, lower case v)

  1. the 22th letter of the Norwegian alphabet

Usage notes edit

In older texts may be replaced by w, u, fu, ffv, fw, ff or fv.

Nupe edit

Pronunciation edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

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

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Portuguese edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

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

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Romani edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

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

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Romanian edit

Pronunciation edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ve or and written in the Latin script.

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Russian edit

 
The V symbol used by the Russian military.
 
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Etymology edit

Derived from восток (vostok, east, eastern Ukraine). Like the Z sign, the V sign was initially used for vehicles targeted towards Kyiv, and later popularised by the Russian government on social media as a rallying symbol.

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V (lower case v)

  1. the Roman letter V, v
    Synonym: вэ ()
  2. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:) (politics) a dogwhistle for supporting the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
    • #силаVправде (hashtag using V by Russian nationalists in support for war against Ukraine)
      #silaVpravde
      "our strength is in truth"

Usage notes edit

Russian nationalists replace instances of the Cyrillic letter В (V) with Roman V in some words and usernames.

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Skolt Sami edit

Pronunciation edit

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V (lower case v)

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

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Slovene edit

 
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V (capital, lowercase v)

  1. The 23rd letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by U and followed by Z.

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

  1. the 23rd letter of the Spanish alphabet

Swedish edit

Alternative forms edit

  • ve (spelled out)

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin V. First attested in 1602.[1]

Letter edit

V (upper case, lower case v)

  1. the 22nd letter of the Swedish alphabet
    1. (historical) the 21st letter of the Swedish alphabet (when I and J was not viewed as separate letters)
    2. (historical) the 20th letter of the Swedish alphabet (when U and V was not viewed as separate letters)

Usage notes edit

  • The letter W is sometimes seen as an alternative form of V and not a separate letter.
    • In some situations, such as in URLs, the pronunciation of the separate letter W is identical to that of V.
    • Since 2006 the letter W has been categorised as a separate letter by the dictionary Svenska Akademins Ordlista (SAOL). Before that, it was viewed as a variant of the letter V and sorted thereunder.[2]

Proper noun edit

V ? (genitive V:s)

  1. Abbreviation of Vänsterpartiet (Left Party).

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Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish V. Each pronunciation has a different source:

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

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: V
  • (letter name, Filipino alphabet):
  • (letter name, Abecedario):
  • (phoneme):
  • Rhymes: -i, -e

Letter edit

V (upper case, lower case v, Baybayin spelling ᜊᜒ)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Filipino alphabet), called vi and written in the Latin script.
  2. (historical) The twenty-fifth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Abecedario), called ve and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

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

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Further reading edit

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

Turkish edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

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

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Vietnamese edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called or vờ and written in the Latin script.

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Zulu edit

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V (upper case, lower case v)

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

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