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comma Explained

comma at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['kɔmə]

comma at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1586, "short phrase," from L. comma, from Gk. komma "clause in a sentence," lit. "piece which is cut off," from koptein "to cut off," from PIE base *(s)kep- "to cut, split." Like colon, period, a Gk. rhetorical term for part of a sentence which has been transferred to the punctuation mark that identifies it. Used as such in Eng. as a L. word from 1530; nativized by 1599. ///

comma at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: 'part of a sentence', from Greek komma 'part, clause', from koptein 'to cut']// the mark (,) used in writing and printing to show a short pause or to separate things in a list// inverted comma// punctuation mark//

comma at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "comma":
ampersand, angle brackets, apostrophe, boundary, braces, caesura,
colon, dash, decimal point, diagonal, dot, ellipsis,
exclamation mark, full stop, hyphen, interval, juncture, lull,
parens, parentheses, pause, period, point, question mark,
quotation marks, quotes, semicolon, single quotes, solidus, stop,
virgule

comma at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
the mark ( , ) used to separate the items in a list or to show where there is a slight pause in a sentence
see also INVERTED COMMAS

Comma at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Comma \Com"ma\, n. [L. comma part of a sentence, comma, Gr. ?
clause, fr. ? to cut off. Cf. {Capon}.]
1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of
a sentence, written or printed.

2. (Mus.) A small interval (the difference between a major
and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners.

{Comma bacillus} (Physiol.), a variety of bacillus shaped
like a comma, found in the intestines of patients
suffering from cholera. It is considered by some as having
a special relation to the disease; -- called also {cholera
bacillus}.

{Comma butterfly} (Zo["o]l.), an American butterfly ({Grapta
comma}), having a white comma-shaped marking on the under
side of the wings.

comma at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

comma
n 1: a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of
elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence
2: anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the
underside of each hind wing [syn: {comma butterfly}, {Polygonia
comma}]

comma at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Category: Image - :Polygonia c-album spread wings.jpg|thumb|a comma butterfly

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » comma|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » κόμμα|tr=komma|sc=polytonic|lang=grc, from Inter: term » κόπτω||I cut|tr=koptō|sc=polytonic|lang=grc

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: enPR » kŏm'ə, Inter: IPA » /ˈkɒm.ə/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kQm.@/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » kŏm'-ə, Inter: IPA » /ˈkɑm.ə/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kAm.@/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-comma.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒmə

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » pl2=commata


  • Punctuation mark (,) (usually indicating a pause between parts of a sentence or between elements in a list).
    1. Inter: by extensio » n A diacritical mark used below certain letters in Romanian.
    2. A European and North American butterfly, Polygonia c-album, of the family Nymphalidae.
    3. Inter: musi » c a small or very small interval between two enharmonic notes tuned in different ways.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » Punctuation mark ','

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|فاصلة|f|tr=faaSila, Inter: t- » ar|،
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ստորակետ|tr=storaket
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|запетая|f
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|coma|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|逗號|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|逗号|tr=dòuhào|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|逗點|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|逗点|tr=dòudiǎn|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|頓號|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|顿号|tr=dùnhào|sc=Hani (special comma - "、")
  • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|virgül
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|čárka|f
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|komma|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|komma|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|komo
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|komma|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pilkku
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|virgule|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t+ » ka|მძიმე|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Komma|n, Inter: t+ » de|Beistrich|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κόμμα|n (kómma), Inter: qualifier » typography Inter: t+ » el|υποστιγμή|f|tr=ipostigmí
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|פסיק|m|tr=psyq
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|vessző
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|komma|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|virgula, Inter: t- » ia|comma
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|virgola|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|コンマ|tr=konma, Inter: t- » ja|読点|tr=とうてん, tōten
    • Lojban: Inter: qualifier » for numbers Inter: t- » jbo|ki'o
    • Lower Sorbian: Inter: tø » dsb|koma|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|запирка|f|tr=zápirka
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|ویرگول|tr=virgul|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|przecinek|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|vírgula|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|virgulă|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|запятая|f|tr=zapjatája
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|зарез|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|запета|f|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|zarez|m|sc=Latn, Inter: t- » sh|zapeta|f|sc=Latn
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|čiarka|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|vejica|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|coma|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|komma|n
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|virgül
    • Upper Sorbian: Inter: t- » hsb|koma|f
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|liunül


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Butterfly
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|herukkaperhonen
    • German: Inter: t- » de|C-Falter|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|rusałka ceik|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eu: Inter: t- » eu|ziri, Inter: t- » eu|txotx
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: Inter: t- » eo|komo


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » io: Inter: t+ » io|komo
  • Inter: ttbc » ko: Inter: t+ » ko|쉼표|tr=swimpyo|sc=Kore

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top » punctuation mark
    • commaless
    • Harvard comma
    • inverted comma


    Inter: rel-mi » d
  • Oxford comma
  • serial comma

  • Inter: rel-botto » m

    See also

    Inter: punctuatio » n

    External links

    * Inter: pedialite » Comma (punctuation)
    • Inter: pedialite » Comma (butterfly)


    Category: Category:en:Butterflies -
    Category: Category:en:Diacritical marks -
    Category: Category:en:Punctuation marks -

    Italian

    Noun

    Inter: it-noun » comm|m|a|i
  • Inter: context » legal|lang=it subsection

  • Category: Category:Italian nouns with irregular gender -

    Latin

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » grc|la Inter: term » κόμμα|tr=komma|lang=grc, from Inter: term » κόπτω||I cut|tr=koptō|lang=grc.

    Noun

    Inter: head » la|noun
  • piece, section

  • Translation: de » comma
    Translation: et » comma
    Translation: el » comma
    Translation: eo » comma
    Translation: fr » comma
    Translation: fy » comma
    Translation: gl » comma
    Translation: ko » comma
    Translation: io » comma
    Translation: id » comma
    Translation: it » comma
    Translation: kn » comma
    Translation: kk » comma
    Translation: lt » comma
    Translation: li » comma
    Translation: hu » comma
    Translation: mg » comma
    Translation: my » comma
    Translation: no » comma
    Translation: pl » comma
    Translation: pt » comma
    Translation: ru » comma
    Category: simple:comma -
    Translation: fi » comma
    Translation: sv » comma
    Translation: ta » comma
    Translation: te » comma
    Translation: tr » comma
    Translation: vi » comma
    Translation: zh » comma