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< /ˈfɛl tn/, Bill, born 1934, U.S. basketball player and coach.

  • Mount, a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,088 feet (4294 meters).
  • a mountain in S central Alaska, in the Alaska Range. 11,670 feet (3557 meters).
  • a male given name.
  • determiner

    1. Scot one; a single

    the internet domain name for

    1. United Arab Emirates

    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

    abbreviation for

    1. aetatis

    noun

    1. the pen name of (George William) Russell

    noun

    1. Bertrand (Arthur William), 3rd Earl. 1872–1970, British philosopher and mathematician. His books include Principles of Mathematics (1903), Principia Mathematica (1910–13) with A. N. Whitehead, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (1919), The Problems of Philosophy (1912), The Analysis of Mind (1921), and An Enquiry into Meaning and Truth (1940): Nobel prize for literature 1950
    2. George William pen name æ . 1867–1935, Irish poet and journalist
    3. Henry Norris . 1877–1957, US astronomer and astrophysicist, who originated one form of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram
    4. John, 1st Earl. 1792–1878, British statesman; prime minister (1846–52; 1865–66). He led the campaign to carry the 1832 Reform Act
    5. Ken . 1927–2011, British film director. His films include Women in Love (1969), The Music Lovers (1970), The Boy Friend (1971), Valentino (1977), Gothic (1986), and The Rainbow (1989)

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

    masc. proper name, from Old French rous-el, diminutive of rous “red,” used as a personal name. See russet.

    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.

    1. For words beginning with ae- that are not found here, see under e-.

    1. American astronomer who studied binary stars and developed methods to calculate their mass and distances. Working independently of Ejnar Hertzsprung, Russell also demonstrated the relationship between types of stars and their absolute magnitude. This correlation is now known as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.

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