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A capital A with a diacritic above

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek διακριτικός (diakritikós, distinguishing, separative), from διακρίνειν (diakrínein, to distinguish, separate), from διά (diá, between) + κρίνω (krínō, I separate, distinguish).

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diacritic (comparative more diacritic, superlative most diacritic)

  1. distinguishing
  2. (orthography, not comparable) Denoting a distinguishing mark applied to a letter or character.

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diacritic (plural diacritics)

  1. A special mark added to a letter to indicate a different pronunciation, stress, tone, or meaning.

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Further readingEdit

  • diacritic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • diacritic at OneLook Dictionary Search

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French diacritique.

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diacritic m, n (feminine singular diacritică, masculine plural diacritici, feminine and neuter plural diacritice)

  1. diacritic, diacritical

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diacritic n (plural diacritice)

  1. diacritic

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