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The fifth letter of the English alphabet.

Note: It derives its form, name, and value from the Latin, the form and value being further derived from the Greek, into which it came from the Phoenician, and ultimately, probably, from the Egyptian. Its etymological relations are closest with the vowels i, a, and o, as illustrated by to fall, to fell; man, men; drink, drank, drench; dint, dent; doom, deem; goose, geese; beef, (Old French) boef, (Latin) bos; and (English) cheer, (Old French) chiere, (Late Latin) cara.

Note: The letter e has in English several vowel sounds, the two principal being its long or name sound, as in eve, me, and the short, as in end, best. Usually at the end of words it is silent, but serves to indicate that the preceding vowel has its long sound, where otherwise it would be short, as in mane, as in cane, m, which without the final e would be pronounced m, c, masculine After c and g, the final e indicates that these letters are to be pronounced as s and j; respectively, as in lace, rage. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 74-97.

2. (Music) (English) is the third tone of the model diatonic scale. (English, (English) flat) is a tone which is intermediate between D and (English)

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Modification of capital letter E, from Ancient Greek letter Ε (E, “Epsilon”).


(and): shi


e (plural e's) The name of the Latin-script letter E/e. (mathematics) the base of the natural logarithm, 2.718281828459045…


e (dialectal) Present tense of være (Bokmål), vera/vere (Nynorsk); equivalent to standardized er.


e (demonstrative) this E házban lakott Petőfi Sándor - Petőfi Sándor lived in this house.


e look!, hey! (expressing surprise or wanting to get attention) E! Hát Józsi meg hová tűnt? - Hey! Where is Joe? Itt van, e! - Here it is. (informal, not polite)


(mathematics) The base of natural logarithms, a transcendental number with a value of approximately 2.718281828459 (IPA) close-mid front unrounded vowel (algebra, group theory) identity element a ∘ e = e ∘ a = a


e in


(Latin script letters) letter; Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz


e lower case (upper case E) The fifth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.


e and but or



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2.E chart
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4.E major
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7.e pluribus unum
8.e thumb
16.each and every
17.each other
18.each to his own
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