See also: Q, -q, գ, զ, , , q., Q., and Appendix:Variations of "q"

q U+0071, q
LATIN SMALL LETTER Q
p
[U+0070]
Basic Latin r
[U+0072]
U+FF51, q
FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER Q

[U+FF50]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF52]

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q (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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q

  1. Abbreviation of quecto-.
  2. (IPA) voiceless uvular plosive.
    (superscript ⟨𐞥⟩) – see ⟨𐞥⟩.
  3. (NAPA) as in IPA.
  4. (physics) electrical charge
  5. (physics) heat
  6. (fluid dynamics) dynamic pressure

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  • (electrical charge): Q
  • (heat): Q

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Etymology 1 edit

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q (lower case, upper case Q, plural qs or q's)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, called cue and written in the Latin script.
Usage notes edit

The name of this letter is spelled cue or formerly cu.

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The ordinal number seventeenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called cue and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2 edit

Abbreviation.

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q (plural q's)

  1. (athletics) Abbreviation of non-automatic qualification: indicates an athlete who qualifies to the next round either by time as a fastest loser (in track events) or by position without achieving the qualifying target (in field events).
    Coordinate term: Q (automatic qualification)
  2. Abbreviation of question.
    Alternative form: Q
    • 2020 August 19, @BRITs, Twitter[1]:
      We can't BELIEVE it's been #9YearsofLittleMix?! Aside from the girls slaying every #BRITs look they've had, what's your fave mem? (we know it's a hard q!) 👀💖
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Etymology 3 edit

From Latin quaque (every).

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q

  1. (medicine) Each, every (with a time interval).
    175 mg/m2 q 3 wks175 mg/m2 every three weeks
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q

  1. (stenoscript) the sound sequence /ŋk/, /kw/ or /kjuː/.

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Albanian edit

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q (upper case Q)

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

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Azerbaijani edit

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q lower case (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Basque edit

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Basque alphabet, called ku and written in the Latin script.

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  • Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Blin edit

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q (uppercase Q)

  1. A letter of the Bilen Latin alphabet.

Dutch edit

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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  • Previous letter: p
  • Next letter: r

Estonian edit

 
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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called kuu and written in the Latin script.

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  • Used only in foreign words.

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Finnish edit

Etymology edit

The Finnish orthography using the Latin script was based on those of Swedish, German and Latin, and was first used in the mid-16th century. No earlier script is known. See the Wikipedia article on Finnish for more information, and q for information on the development of the glyph itself.

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called kuu and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

  • Used only in loanwords. In more established loanwords qu is replaced with kv.

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French edit

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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q m (plural q)

  1. Abbreviation of quintal.

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  • Previous letter: p
  • Next letter: r

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Gothic edit

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q

  1. Romanization of 𐌵

Greenlandic edit

Pronunciation edit

IPA(key): /q/

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q

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Greenlandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Hungarian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈk]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈkuː]

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. A letter of the extended Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

It is a symbol of the (somewhat dated) unit of mázsa (100 kilos or a quintal, approx. two hundredweight).

It occurs in the following terms, along with their derivations and compounds: becquerel, (archaic spelling: boutique →) butik, cinquecento, conditio sine qua non, denique, donquijoték (plural), IQ, kvad or quad, quantum satis, quaestor, quaestura, quattrocento, quisling, quodlibet, QR-kód, squash, and tequila.

Also in some foreign proper names chiefly from Latin, French, and Spanish, including Aquincum, Aquinói Szent Tamás (Thomas Aquinas), Don Quijote, Dunkerque, García Márquez, Jacques Offenbach, Martinique, Montesquieu, Quartier Latin, Québec, Quintilianus, Quintus Pontius Pilatus, Quito, Torquato Tasso, and Velázquez.

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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative q q-k
accusative q-t q-kat
dative q-nak q-knak
instrumental q-val q-kkal
causal-final q-ért q-kért
translative q-vá q-kká
terminative q-ig q-kig
essive-formal q-ként q-kként
essive-modal
inessive q-ban q-kban
superessive q-n q-kon
adessive q-nál q-knál
illative q-ba q-kba
sublative q-ra q-kra
allative q-hoz q-khoz
elative q-ból q-kból
delative q-ról q-król
ablative q-tól q-któl
non-attributive
possessive - singular
q-é q-ké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
q-éi q-kéi
Possessive forms of q
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. q-m q-im
2nd person sing. q-d q-id
3rd person sing. q-ja q-i
1st person plural q-nk q-ink
2nd person plural q-tok q-itok
3rd person plural q-juk q-ik

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Further reading edit

  • q in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Ido edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (context pronunciation, always found before the letter U) IPA(key): /kw/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /kwe/

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q (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Indonesian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /k/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ki/

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q (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Indonesian alphabet, written in the Latin script.
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Etymology 2 edit

From similarity pronunciation of q in English and -ku in Indonesian.

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q

  1. (text messaging, slang) Abbreviation of aku.

Inupiaq edit

Pronunciation edit

  1. IPA(key): /q/

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q (upper case Q)

  1. A letter of the Inupiaq alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈku/
    • Rhymes: -u
  • (phonemic realization) IPA(key): /kw/

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q f or m (invariable, lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Italian alphabet, called cu and written in the Latin script.

Kâte edit

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q

  1. The voiceless stop /k͡p/, vs. curly-tail ɋ, which is voiced /ɡ͡b/.

Kwak'wala edit

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  • in Uʼmista orthography (standard Kwakʼwala)

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q (upper case Q)

  1. (Liqʼwala dialect) A letter of the Kwak'wala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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q

  1. A letter of the Latin alphabet.

Lushootseed edit

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q

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Lushootseed alphabet.

Malay edit

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Maltese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ʔ/
    • IPA(key): [ʔ] (standard)
    • IPA(key): [q] (dialectal, now especially among the elderly)

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q (upper case Q)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mam edit

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q (uppercase Q)

  1. A letter of the Mam alphabet.

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q

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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  • Rare in written Norwegian, only used in a limited number of loanwords.

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
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q

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of que.
  2. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of quê (what).

Romani edit

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  • IPA(key): (after n) /ɡ/, (after any other letter) /k/

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. (International Standard) Used to represent the dative and genitive cases.

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References edit

  • Yūsuke Sumi (2018), “-q-”, 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 15

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called chiu and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

  • Used chiefly in loanwords.
  • The digraph qu is pronounced /kw/, /kv/, or /kʲ/.

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Spanish edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (phoneme) /k/
  • IPA(key): (letter name) /ˈku/ [ˈku]
    • Rhymes: -u

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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q

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of que (that).
    Hay un policía en la ruta q más uso.There's a cop on the route that I use the most.
  2. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of qué (what).
    q pasó?what happened?

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish q. Each pronunciation has a different source:

  • Filipino alphabet pronunciation is influenced by English q.
  • Abecedario pronunciation is from Spanish q.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: q
  • (letter name, Filipino alphabet): IPA(key): /ˈkju/, [ˈkju]
  • (letter name, Abecedario): IPA(key): /ˈku/, [ˈku]
  • (phoneme, usually together with u): IPA(key): /k/, [k]
  • (phoneme, before u, English unadapted loanwords): IPA(key): /kw/, [kw]
  • Rhymes: -u

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q (lower case, upper case Q, Baybayin spelling ᜃ᜔ᜌᜓ)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Filipino alphabet), called kyu and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

  • This letter is mostly used only in proper nouns, unadapted loanwords, or Spanish-based spellings.

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q (lower case, upper case Q, Baybayin spelling ᜃᜓ)

  1. (historical) The twentieth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Abecedario), called cu and written in the Latin script.

Further reading edit

  • q”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

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q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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