• E

    Pronunciation

    • (letter name) IPA: /iː/
    • (phoneme)
    • In addition to the phonemes noted above, "e" can also be silent, representing no sound itself but indicating which phoneme another letter in the word represents. See the article "Silent e" on Wikipedia.

    Origin

    From Middle English and Old English lower case letter e and split of æ, ea, eo, and œ, from five 7th century replacements of Anglo-Saxon Futhorcs by Latin letters:

    • Old English lower case letter e, from replacement by Latin letter e of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter .
    • Old English lower case letter æ from replacement by Latin ligature æ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter .
    • Old English lower case digraph ea, from replacement by Latin digraph ea of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter .
    • Old English lower case digraph eo from replacement by Latin digraph eo of Anglo-Saxon Futhorc .
    • Old English lower case letter œ from replacement by Latin ligature œ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter .

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    Noun

    e

    (plural e's)
    1. (mathematics) the base of the natural logarithm, 2.718281828459045…

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