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Translingual

Symbol

f

  1. F is the sixth letter of the English alphabet.
  1. ( music ) forte

English

Letter

f

  1. F is the sixth letter of the English alphabet, and a nonvocal consonant. Its form and sound are from the Latin. The Latin borrowed the form from the Greek digamma Ϝ, which probably had the value of English w consonant. The form and value of Greek letter came from the Phœnician, the ultimate source being probably Egyptian.
    Etymologically f . is most closely related to pl . , k , v , and b ; as in English f . ive from Greek pe`nte; English wol f . , from Latin lu pl . us, and Greek ly`kos; English f . ox, v ixen ; f . ragile, b reak; f . ruit, b rook; English verb b ear, from Latin f . erre.
    See Guide to Pronunciation , §§ 178, 179, 188, 198, 230 in the 1913 Webster dictionary
  2. ( music ) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or scale of C. F sharp (F♯) is a tone intermediate between F and G.

Derived terms

F clef , the bass clef. See under Clef.

Abbreviation

' f . '

  1. ( grammar ) feminine
  1. Euphemisitic abbreviation for fuck
    (What the f do you think you're doing ?)

Derived terms

Translations

  • Hebrew: ז (z)
  • Russian: ж (zh)

See also

Other Translations for "f"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Code..-.
Hex66
Pig Latinfay

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