adjective Scot.

Middle English (Scots) ā-, Old English ān one; cf. a1 Unabridged
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ae or yae (e)
(Scot) one; a single
[from Old English ān]
yae or yae
[from Old English ān]

æ or Æ1
1.  a digraph in Latin representing either a native diphthong, as in æquus, or a Greek αι (ai) in Latinized spellings, as in æschylus: now usually written ae, or e in some words, such as demon
2.  a ligature used in Old and early Middle English to represent the vowel sound of a in cat
3.  a ligature used in modern phonetic transcription also representing the vowel sound a in cat
Æ or Æ1

the internet domain name for
United Arab Emirates

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Word Origin & History

symbol ultimately from Latin and used by scribes writing O.E. for a vowel sound between "a" and "e;" generally replaced by -a- after the Conquest. The Latin symbol represented Gk. -ai-, and when Latinate words flooded into Eng. in the 16c., it reappeared with them, but only as an etymological device,
and it was pronounced simply "e" and eventually reduced to that letter in writing (e.g. eon) in most cases except proper names: Cæsar, Æneas, Æsculapius, Æsop.

see æ.
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For words beginning with ae- that are not found here, see under e-.

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Russell   (rŭs'əl)  Pronunciation Key 
American astronomer who studied binary stars and developed methods to calculate their mass and distances. Working independently of Ejnar Hertzsprung, Russell also demonstrated the relationship between types of stars and their absolute magnitude. This correlation is now known as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. account executive

  2. adult education

  3. American English

  4. Armed Forces Europe

  5. atomic energy

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