See also: literā and literă

Czech edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin littera.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɪtɛra]
  • Hyphenation: li‧te‧ra

Noun edit

litera f

  1. (higher register) letter (letter of the alphabet)
    Synonym: písmeno

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • litera in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • litera in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Latin edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lītera f (genitive līterae); first declension

  1. Alternative form of littera
    • 1833, Joannis Schulek, Grammatica latina, Szakolczae, page 5:
      Latini habent literas viginti quinque: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, ſ, (s), t, u, v, x, y, z.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lītera līterae
Genitive līterae līterārum
Dative līterae līterīs
Accusative līteram līterās
Ablative līterā līterīs
Vocative lītera līterae

References edit

  • litera”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • litera”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • litera in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • litera in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Latvian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin littera.

Noun edit

litera f (4th declension)

  1. synonym of burtstabiņš

Declension edit

Malagasy edit

Etymology edit

From English letter.

Noun edit

litera

  1. letter (of the alphabet)

Polish edit

 
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Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin littera.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /liˈtɛ.ra/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛra
  • Syllabification: li‧te‧ra

Noun edit

litera f (diminutive literka)

  1. letter (letter of the alphabet)

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

nouns
verbs
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adjectives
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Further reading edit

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

Romanian edit

Etymology 1 edit

From literă +‎ -a.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

a litera (third-person singular present literează, past participle literat) 1st conj.

  1. to letter
Conjugation edit

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

litera

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of literă

Spanish edit

 
una litera en un dormitorio
 
unas literas en un tren

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Catalan llitera, from Late Latin lectuāria, from Latin lectus (bed). First attested in 1600.[1] A native Castilian outcome, for comparison, may have been *lechera.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /liˈteɾa/ [liˈt̪e.ɾa]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -eɾa
  • Syllabification: li‧te‧ra

Noun edit

litera f (plural literas)

  1. bunk
  2. bunk bed
  3. berth, couchette (on either a ship or a train)
    Synonym: camarote

References edit

  1. ^ Joan Coromines; José A. Pascual (1984), “lecho”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), volume III (G–Ma), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN, page 617

Further reading edit