Number of realizations

16

letter (character)

letter (text)

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Cham
Lexeme ahraʔ
Meaning 1 letter (character)
Direction
Meaning 2 letter (text)
Reference Alieva Bùi Khán Thế 1999 page 126
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme letter
Meaning 1 a character representing one or more of the sounds used in speech; any of the symbols of an alphabet a capital letter
Direction
Meaning 2 a written, typed, or printed communication, sent in an envelope by post or messenger he sent a letter to Mrs Falconer
Reference ODE
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme letra
Meaning 1 letter (character)
Direction
Meaning 2 (dated) letter (text)
Reference Narumov 1995
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme lettera
Meaning 1 letter (character) lettera maiuscola
"a capital letter"
Direction
Meaning 2 letter (text) lettera non recapitata
"undelivered letter"
Reference Zor'ko et al. 2002
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme lettre
Meaning 1 letter (character) lettre initiale
"a capital letter"
Direction
Meaning 2 letter (text) lettre recommandée
"registered letter"
Reference NFRS
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Latin
Lexeme littera
Meaning 1 a letter, a written sign or mark signifying a sound
Direction
Meaning 2 (usually in the plural - litterae) letter, epistle Litteras resignare.
"To unseal (or open) a letter."
Reference Lewis Short
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Armenian
Lexeme gir (գիր)
Meaning 1 letter (character)
Direction
Meaning 2 letter, epistle; writing, document, something written
Reference Petrosean Matatʿeay 1879
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Armenian
Lexeme taṙ (տառ)
Meaning 1 letter (character)
Direction
Meaning 2 letter, epistle
Reference Petrosean Matatʿeay 1879
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Catalan
Lexeme lletra
Meaning 1 letter (character)
Direction
Meaning 2 letter (written message)
Reference DIEC2
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Dutch
Lexeme letter
Meaning 1 letter (character)
Direction
Meaning 2 (obsolete) letter (written message)
Reference Mironov 1987
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Galician
Lexeme letra
Meaning 1 letter (character) A letra ‘o’ ten forma de círculo
"The letter ‘o’ is in the shape of a circle"
Direction
Meaning 2 letter (text) Escríboche estas letras para contarche como me vai.
"I am writing you these letters to tell you how I am doing."
Reference DRAG
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Irish Gaelic
Lexeme litir
Meaning 1 letter (character)
Direction
Meaning 2 letter (missive, epistle)
Reference Ó Dónaill 1977
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Modern Greek
Lexeme γράμμα
Meaning 1 letter (character)
Direction
Meaning 2 letter, epistle
Reference DSMG
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Maltese
Lexeme ittra
Meaning 1 letter (character) L-ittra Y ma tintużax fil-Malti
"The letter Y is not used in Maltese."
Direction
Meaning 2 letter (text) Ktibtilha ittra, imma ma weġbitx għaliha.
"I wrote her a letter, but she didn’t answer it."
Reference <personally collected data>
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Comment From Sicilian littra, from Latin littera. The initial l- was interpreted as the definite article.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Scottish Gaelic
Lexeme litir
Meaning 1 letter (character)
Direction
Meaning 2 letter (text)
Reference Dwelly 1911
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Welsh
Lexeme llythyr
Meaning 1 letter (in writing, printing, &c.), (graphic symbol representing) speech-sound, letter of the alphabet, character; piece of type (in printing)
Direction
Meaning 2 letter, epistle, written or printed document
Reference GPC
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Comment In Modern Welsh llythyren 'letter (character)'