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- n. A ligature from the letters A and E.
- n. Ligature of vowels A and E.
- proper n. The pseudonym of the Irish writer George William Russell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A diphthong in the Latin language; used also by the Saxon writers. It answers to the Gr. ai. The Anglo-Saxon short æ was generally replaced by a, the long ǣ by e or ee. In derivatives from Latin words with ae, it is mostly superseded by e. For most words found with this initial combination, the reader will therefore search under the letter E.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A digraph or ligature appearing in Latin and Latinized Greek words.
- A character in the Anglo-Saxon alphabet representing a simple vowel, having when short the sound of English a in glad (ă), and when long the sound of English a in glare, dare, etc. (ã), as commonly pronounced in the United States.
- The symbol used in Lloyd's Register for third-class wooden and composite ships.
- The nominative plural termination of Latin and Latinized Greek words in -a (in Latinized Greek also -e, -as, -es) of the first declension, feminine, sometimes masculine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935)
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