LetterW.svg
W U+0057, W
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W
V
[U+0056]
Basic Latin X
[U+0058]
U+FF37, W
FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W

[U+FF36]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF38]

TranslingualEdit

 
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Wikipedia

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a modification of the Latin letter V (ve), 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.

LetterEdit

W (lower case w)

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

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SymbolEdit

W

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for tungsten.
  2. (metrology) Symbol for watt.
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for tryptophan
  4. (physics) work

GalleryEdit

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Other representations of W:


EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʌb(əl)juː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʌbə(l)ju/, sometimes reduced to /ˈdʌbjə/.
  • (US, abbreviation, rare, nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˈdʌb/
  • (file)

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W (upper case, lower case w, plural Ws or W's)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, called double U and written in the Latin script.

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Proper nounEdit

W

  1. Wednesday
  2. (informal) George W. Bush, US politician

SynonymsEdit

  • (Wednesday): Wed
  • (George W. Bush): Dubya

NounEdit

W (plural Ws)

  1. (sports, countable) wins
  2. (cricket) wicket
  3. (uncountable) west
  4. (law enforcement) warrant

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


AfarEdit

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W

  1. The twentieth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /u.be bi.koit͡s̻/, [u.βe βi.koi̯t͡s̻], [u.βe βi.kojt͡s̻]

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W (upper case, lower case w)

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

Usage notesEdit

  • Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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ChineseEdit

PronunciationEdit


NumeralEdit

W

  1. (Internet slang) Alternative form of (wàn).

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɔbəlveː/, [ˈd̥ʌb̥əlˌveːˀ]

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W (lowercase w)

  1. the twenty-third letter of the Danish alphabet

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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W (capital, lowercase w)

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

AdverbEdit

W

  1. Abbreviation of west; west

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  • Previous letter: V
  • Next letter: X

EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

W

  1. Abbreviation of uesto (west).

FinnishEdit

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W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. A letter of the Finnish alphabet, called kaksoisvee and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  • In the Finnish alphabet, W is a variant of V.
  • Used only in loanwords and proper names with old spelling (compare Wirtanen).

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the German alphabet.

NounEdit

W

  1. Abbreviation of West; west

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

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W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The fortieth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called dupla vé and written in the Latin script.

DeclensionEdit

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

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IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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W (lower case w)

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

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ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /vudˈdoppja/, /ˈdoppjavu/
  • (name of letter, for brevity in common acronyms) IPA(key): /vu/
  • Homophones: V, vu
  • (phonetic realization) IPA(key): [v], [w] (varies depending on the source language of the loanword)

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W m or f (invariable, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Latin alphabet, called doppia vu or vu doppia in Italian.

Usage notesEdit

  • The letter W is not considered part of the Italian alphabet. It is found mainly in loanwords.

SymbolEdit

W

  1. viva, evviva (up with)

AntonymsEdit

  • M (down with)

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JapaneseEdit

NounEdit

W(ダブル) (daburu

  1. Alternative spelling of ダブル (double)

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MalayEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [dabliu], [dabəliu], [dabəlju], [dablju]
  • (Phoneme) IPA(key): [w]

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W

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

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PortugueseEdit

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W (upper case, lower case w)

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

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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W (upper case, lower case w)

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

Usage notesEdit

Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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SaanichEdit

PronunciationEdit

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W

  1. The thirty-third letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SomaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /w/, /u̯/, /ʉ̯/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /wæʉ̯/

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W upper case (lower case w)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Somali alphabet, called waw and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  1. The twentieth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by N and followed by H.

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌuβe ˈðoble/, /ˈðoble βe/

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W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The 24th letter of the Spanish alphabet.
    Synonyms: doble u (Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico), doble ve (Latin America), uve doble (Spain), ve doble (Peru)

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

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W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called w and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by U and followed by Y.

MutationEdit

  • W cannot be mutated but when representing a vowel, does take h-prothesis, for example with the word wy (egg):
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
wy unchanged unchanged hwy
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
  • However, when it represents the semivowel /w/, W cannot be mutated.
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
wal unchanged unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Further readingEdit

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

ZuluEdit

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W (upper case, lower case w)

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

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