E-caudata definitions

Alternative form of e caudata.
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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/).
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Origin of e-caudata

From the Medieval Latin ē caudāta (literally “tailed e”).