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ae

[ey] /eɪ/
adjective, Scot.
1.
one.
Origin
Middle English (Scots) ā-, Old English ān one; cf. a1
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British Dictionary definitions for aest

ae

/e/
determiner
1.
(Scot) one; a single
Word Origin
from Old English ān

æ1

uknown
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

ae2

abbreviation
1.
United Arab Emirates
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Word Origin and History for aest

æ

symbol ultimately from Latin and used by scribes writing Old English for a vowel sound between "a" and "e;" generally replaced by -a- after the Conquest. The Latin symbol represented Greek -ai-, and when Latinate words flooded into English 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.

ae

see æ. As a word, it can represent Old English æ "law," especially law of nature or God's law; hence "legal custom, marriage."

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Related Abbreviations for aest

ae

Avestan

AE

  1. account executive
  2. adult education
  3. American English
  4. Armed Forces Europe
  5. atomic energy
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