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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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
  5. (Voice Quality Symbols) whisper

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)
  • Rhymes: -ʌbəlju, -ʌbjə, -ʌb

LetterEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

NounEdit

W (plural Ws)

  1. Abbreviation of women (sign on toilet door).
    Coordinate term: M (men)
    • 2001, Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
      From the Kierkegaard Room he lopingly careened through a red-carpeted hallway that had previously vouchsafed him a comfort station but this morning seemed all business, no M or W in sight, just salons and boutiques and the Ingmar Bergman Cinema.
  2. (uncountable) Abbreviation of west.
    Coordinate terms: E (east), N (north), S (south)
  3. Abbreviation of Wednesday.
    Synonyms: Wed, Wed.
    Coordinate terms: Su, M, Tu, Th, F, Sa
  4. (sports) Abbreviation of wins (statistic).
    Coordinate terms: L (losses), T (ties)
  5. (cricket) Abbreviation of wicket.
  6. (law enforcement) Abbreviation of warrant.
  7. (Internet slang, countable) A win.
    Coordinate term: L
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

W

  1. (stenoscript) Abbreviation of week.
  2. (stenoscript) Abbreviation of west.

Proper nounEdit

W

  1. (US politics, informal) George W. Bush (born 1946), the 43rd president of the United States (2001–2009).
    Synonyms: Dubya, GWB

AdjectiveEdit

W (comparative more W, superlative most W)

  1. (slang) Excellent, top-notch.
    Antonym: L
    You, sir, are a W mans.

AfarEdit

LetterEdit

W

  1. The twentieth letter in the Afar alphabet.

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AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /vɪə/

LetterEdit

W (upper case, lower case w)

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

See alsoEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. W

BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ube bikoi̯t͡s̻/, [u.β̞e̞ β̞i.ko̞i̯t͡s̻]

LetterEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

Central FranconianEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • /ʋ/ is from West Germanic stem-initial *w.
  • For the origin of /v/, see V.

PronunciationEdit

  • /ʋ/, (chiefly Moselle Franconian also) /v/, (coda) [f]

LetterEdit

W

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

Usage notesEdit

ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit


NumeralEdit

W

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

Etymology 2Edit

Pronunciation 1Edit


Note: buliu often merged into one syllable..
Note: dap1 bou4 ju4, dap1 - Hong Kong.
Note:
  • 4peq can be voiced;
  • 3li&4eq often realised as one syllable.
LetterEdit

W

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

Pronunciation 2Edit


LetterEdit

W

  1. The twenty-third letter used in Pinyin.
Usage notesEdit
  • 《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).

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

LetterEdit

W (lowercase w)

  1. the twenty-third letter of the Danish alphabet

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

W (capital, lowercase w)

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

AdverbEdit

W

  1. Abbreviation of west; west

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: V
  • Next letter: X

EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

W

  1. Abbreviation of uesto (west).

FinnishEdit

LetterEdit

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

LetterEdit

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]

LetterEdit

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. A letter of the extended 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

LetterEdit

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

  • (letter name):
  • (phonemic realization) IPA(key): /v/, /w/ (varies depending on the source language of the loanword)

LetterEdit

W f or m (invariable, upper case, 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)
    Antonym: M (down with)

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Further readingEdit

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]

LetterEdit

W

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

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NupeEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

W (upper case, lower case w)

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

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PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

W (upper case, lower case w)

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

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • W in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • W in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

LetterEdit

W (upper case, lower case w)

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

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RomaniEdit

LetterEdit

W (upper case, lower case w)

  1. A letter used to represent the voiced labial-velar approximant (/w/) in the International Standard orthography.

ReferencesEdit

  • Yūsuke Sumi (2018), “w”, in ニューエクスプレス ロマ(ジプシー)語 [New Express Romani (Gypsy)] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Hakusuisha, →ISBN, page 16

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

SaanichEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

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/

LetterEdit

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): (phoneme) /w/, /ɡw/, /β/
  • IPA(key): (letter name) /ˌube ˈdoble/ [ˌu.β̞e ˈð̞o.β̞le]
  • IPA(key): (letter name) /ˈdoble ˌbe/ [ˈd̪o.β̞le ˌβ̞e]

LetterEdit

W (upper case, lower case w)

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

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WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

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 h-prothesis
wal unchanged unchanged unchanged
Irregular.

See alsoEdit

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

YorubaEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

W (upper case, lower case w)

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

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ZuluEdit

LetterEdit

W (upper case, lower case w)

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

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