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Webster

English Word:

q


Letter:


⇨Definition

the seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, has but one sound (that of k), and is always followed by u, the two letters together being sounded like kw, except in some words in which the u is silent. See Guide to Pronunciation, § 249. Q is not found in Anglo-Saxon, cw being used instead of qu; as in cwic, quick; cwen, queen. The name (ku) is from the French ku, which is from the Latin name of the same letter; its form is from the Latin, which derived it, through a Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician, the ultimate origin being Egyptian. Etymologically, q or qu is most nearly related to a (ch, tch), p, q, and wh; as in cud, quid, (Latin) equus, ecus, horse, (Greek) equine, hippic; (Latin) quod which, (English) what; (Latin) aquila, (English) eaqle; (English) kitchen, (Old English) kichene, (Anglo-Saxon) cycene, (Latin) coquina.



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Wiktionary

Synonyms:

(electrical charge): Q (heat): Q


Noun:

q m, f (invariable) lowercase form of Q


Abbreviation:

q (sports) conditional qualification question


Symbol:

(IPA) voiceless uvular plosive. (physics) electrical charge (physics) heat


Letter:

q lower case (upper case Q) The seventeenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.


Reference:

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