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D


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The fourth letter of the Latin alphabet. The Semitic letter DÔlet probably developed from the logogram for a fish or a door. In Semitic, Ancient Greek (Modern Greek /­/) and Latin the letter was pronounced /d/, in the Etruscan alphabet the letter was superfluous but still maintained (see letter B). Greek letter: Δ (capital) or δ (small) (Delta). Delta represents the letter D in the NATO phonetic alphabet.

In Cantonese, the sound /d/ means a little bit, from the ancient use of the character 的 (in the phrase "兀的") in Chinese written language. Since 的 is no longer used in this way, Hong Kong residents invented a new character 啲 (which is not supported in many Chinese systems), or simply write D instead.

Meanings for D

Two-letter combinations starting with D:

See also