- Alternative form of e caudata.
(plural e caudatae)
- A form of the letter e modified by the addition of a diacritical “tail”: ⟨ę⟩.
- Used in Latin for a long ē that represents an etymological ⟨ae⟩ or ⟨oe⟩ diphthong. (Both of which diphthongs had phonologically merged into ⟨ē⟩ by the early Mediaeval period.)
- Used in Middle and Early Modern Irish for ⟨e⟩, ⟨ae⟩, and ⟨ea⟩.
- Used in Old Norse for /æ(ː)/, representing the Proto-Germanic */a/ (as opposed to the Proto-Germanic */e/).
From the Medieval Latin ē caudāta (literally “tailed e”).