See also: macrón, mácron, and Macron

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From Ancient Greek μακρόν (makrón), neuter form of μακρός (makrós, long) (English macro-).

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  • Latin pōpulus (poplar tree, indicates vowel length)
  • Mandarin chūzūchē (taxi, indicates first tone)
  • Translingual (antiproton, indicates antimatter equivalent)

macron (plural macrons or (rare) macra)

  1. (orthography) A short, straight, horizontal diacritical mark (◌̄) placed over a letter, usually to indicate that the pronunciation of a vowel is long. [from 19th c.]
    Antonyms: breve, micron
    Coordinate terms: solidus, vinculum, long-vowel mark, overline, overbar, overscore, ◌̅
    Hypernym: bar
    • 1889, Rebecca S[mith] Pollard, A Complete Manual: Pollard’s Synthetic Method of Reading and Spelling. Designed to Accompany Synthetic Readers and Spellers, New York, N.Y.: American Book Company, →OCLC, page 75:
      We say such words belong to a Long family, because of the long macron hat the vowels wear. Like the other twin o's, one hat is enough for both, for these twins are always found together.
    • 1974, Floyd L. Moreland & Rita M. Fleischer, Latin: An Intensive Course, University of California Press, page 13:
      A macron is a mark placed above a long vowel to mark its quantity.
    • 1986, Peter V. Jones; Keith C. Sidwell, “Introduction”, in Reading Latin, volume 1 (Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 2, general note 1:
      All vowels are pronounced short unless marked with a ¯ (macron) over them. So observe different vowel length of ‘i ’ in, e.g., fīlia, etc. It may be helpful, but is not essential, to mark macra in your exercises.

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μακρόν (makrón), neuter form of μακρός (makrós, long).

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macron m (plural macrons, diminutive macrontje n)

  1. (orthography) macron

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From Ancient Greek.

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macron m (plural macrons)

  1. macron

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek.

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macron m (invariable)

  1. macron