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Most common English words: alone « body « point « #346: letter » become » became » second

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Middle English letter, lettre from Old French lettre from Latin littera (letter of the alphabet"; in pl., "epistle) from Patrono:Ett[[Category:Patrono:Ett derivations|Letter]] from Ancient Greek διφθερᾱ (diphtherā) "tablet". Displaced native Middle English bocstaf, bookstave "letter, alphabetic symbol" (from Old English bōcstæf "alphabetic symbol, written character"), Middle English bocrune, bocroune "letter, written character" (from Old English bōc "book" + rūn "letter, rune"), Middle English writrune, writroune "letter, document" (from Old English writ "letter, epistle" + rūn "letter, rune"), Old English ǣrendbōc "letter, message", Old English ǣrendġewrit "letter, written message".

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Singular
Letter

Plural
Letters

Letter (plural Letters)
  1. A symbol in an alphabet, bookstave.
    There are 26 letters in the English alphabet.
  2. A written message. See also note.
    I wrote a letter to my sister about my life.
  3. Literal meaning.
    "Some MEPs from some countries may have pocketed £2m more than I have by observing the letter but not the spirit of the rules." - [1]
  4. (US, uncountable) A size of paper, 8½ in × 11 in (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm, US paper sizes rounded to the nearest 5 mm)
  5. (Canadian, uncountable) A size of paper, 215 mm × 280 mm

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  • (written character/alphabetic symbol) bookstave

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Infinitive
to Letter

Third person singular
Letters

Simple past
Lettered

Past participle
Lettered

Present participle
Lettering

to Letter (third-person singular simple present Letters, present participle Lettering, simple past and past participle Lettered)
  1. (transitive) to print, inscribe, or paint letters on something.
  2. (intransitive, US, scholastic) To earn an athletic or academic letter (award).

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Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Letter f. (plural letters or letteren, diminutive lettertje, diminutive plural lettertjes)

  1. letter (letter of the alphabet)

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letter

  1. Patrono:Sv-noun-form-indef-pl

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