Found 4 items, similar to i.
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adj : used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; "`ane' is
Scottish" [syn: one
English → English
1. I, the ninth letter of the English alphabet, takes its
form from the Ph[oe]nician, through the Latin and the
Greek. The Ph[oe]nician letter was probably of Egyptian
origin. Its original value was nearly the same as that of
the Italian I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically I is
most closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent,
beverage, L. bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS.
[thorn]ynne; E. dominion, donjon, dungeon. In English I
has two principal vowel sounds: the long sound, as in
p[=i]ne, [=i]ce; and the short sound, as in p[i^]n. It has
also three other sounds: (a) That of e in term, as in
thirst. (b) That of e in mete (in words of foreign
origin), as in machine, pique, regime. (c) That of
consonant y (in many words in which it precedes another
vowel), as in bunion, million, filial, Christian, etc. It
enters into several digraphs, as in fail, field, seize,
feign. friend; and with o often forms a proper diphtong,
as in oil, join, coin. See Guide to Pronunciation,
Note: The dot which we place over the small or lower case i
dates only from the 14th century. The sounds of I and J
were originally represented by the same character, and
even after the introduction of the form J into English
dictionaries, words containing these letters were, till
a comparatively recent time, classed together.
2. In our old authors, I was often used for ay (or aye), yes,
which is pronounced nearly like it.
3. As a numeral, I stands for 1, II for 2, etc.
([imac]), pron. [poss. My
(m[imac]) or Mine
(m[imac]n); object. Me
(m[=e]). pl. nom. We
(our) or Ours
(ourz); object. Us
[OE. i, ich, ic, AS. ic; akin to OS. & D. ik, OHG. ih, G.
ich, Icel. ek, Dan. jeg, Sw. jag, Goth. ik, OSlav. az', Russ.
ia, W. i, L. ego, Gr. 'egw`, 'egw`n, Skr. aham. [root]179.
The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the
word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself.
(p[~e]r"s[u^]n*al), a. [L. personalis: cf.
1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or
affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals;
peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or
general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, --
and so personal to Cain. --Locke.
3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance;
corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison.
4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White.
5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct,
motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive
manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
(Law), a suit or action by which a man
claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it;
or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury
to his person or property, or the specific recovery of
goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.
. (Astron.) See under Equation
or Personal property
chattels; -- opposed to real estate or property. It
usually consists of things temporary and movable,
including all subjects of property not of a freehold
(Metaph.), the persistent and continuous
unity of the individual person, which is attested by
(Gram.), one of the pronouns I
, and their plurals.
(Law), the executors or
administrators of a person deceased.
, rights appertaining to the person; as, the
rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and
. See under Tithe
(Gram.), a verb which is modified or
inflected to correspond with the three persons.