from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. oersted
- Oe, Kenzaburo Born 1935. Japanese writer. Strongly influenced by the French existentialists, his political and often autobiographical novels include A Personal Matter (1964) and The Silent Cry (1967). He won the 1994 Nobel Prize for literature.
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- n. oersted
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Another spelling of O, as the name of the letter, especially in the plural oes.
- n. A grandchild.
- n. A digraph, written also as a ligature, œ, occurring in Latin words, or words Latinized from Greek having
οι, as in Latin amœnus, pleasant, œcus from Greek οἰκος, a house. In words thoroughly Anglicized the oe, œ, is preferably represented by e.
- n. A modified vowel (written either oe, œ, or ö), a mutation or umlaut of o produced by a following i or e, occurring in German or Scandinavian words, as in Goethe, Öland, etc.
- n. A similar vowel in French words, as in œillade, coup d'œil, etc.
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