See also: ff., fF, , FF, and

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

The "and following" sense is short for "folios following" (though if read aloud, it should be read as "and following"). The "folios" that follow can be pages, paragraphs, Bible verses, or other sections of written material.

SymbolEdit

ff

  1. fortissimo
  2. "and following" (pages, etc)

EnglishEdit

LetterEdit

ff

  1. Often written in old manuscripts or transcriptions of them, denoting a capital F.

DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Abbreviation of Latin folio (on the (next) page), ablative of folium (leaf, page).

PhraseEdit

ff

  1. ff.

Etymology 2Edit

When pronounced as the plural of 'f', it sounds like the Dutch word effen.

AdverbEdit

ff

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of effen; briefly, just.
Usage notesEdit

This abbreviation is primarily used in informal communication, such as text messaging and web messaging.


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ff (lower case, upper case Ff)

  1. The ninth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called èff and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by f and followed by g.

Usage notesEdit

Like the other Welsh digraphs, ff is considered a distinct letter of the Welsh alphabet for all purposes, including collation. Thus, ffa is alphabetically sorted after fwltur.

MutationEdit

  • ff cannot be mutated in Welsh.

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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