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The Latin script
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
Variations of letter A
Letters using circumflex accent


â lower case (upper case Â)

  1. The letter a with a circumflex.



â (lower case, upper case A, alternate usage Â)

  1. A with circumflex, a letter used in French spelling, originally representing the sound /ɑ/.

Usage notes

  • Accents usage on capital letters is variable. Quebec usage is normally to put capitals, European usage usually does not put capitals.



  • IPA: [ɨ.din.a]


â (capital, lowercase Â)

  1. The third letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /ɨ/. Preceded by ă and followed by b.

Usage notes

See Â



â f. sg. (pl. î)

  1. (definite article, spoken only) the, colloquial form of la
The Sicilian Definite Article
Masculine Feminine
Singular lu, û la, â
Plural li, î li, î




  1. with.

Usage notes

 traditionally triggers the aspirate mutation, but in speech this may be absent.

See also

  • gyda
  • efo




  1. water

Simple English

This page is about the first letter in the alphabet.
For the indefinite article, see Article (grammar).
For other uses of A, see A (disambiguation)
The Latin alphabet
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

A is the first letter of the English alphabet. a is a usual symbol for a low central vowel, as in "father"; the English long a (ā) is pronounced as a diphthong of ĕ and y. The corresponding letter of the Greek alphabet is named alpha. Alpha and omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, symbolize the beginning and the end. In musical notation the letter A is the symbol of a note in the scale, below B and above G.

  • A is the letter that was formerly used to represent a team in an old TV show, The A Team.
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