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AE \[AE]\ or Ae \Ae\ A diphthong in the Latin language; used also by the Saxon writers. It answers to the Gr. ai. The Anglo-Saxon short [ae] was generally replaced by a, the long [=ae] by e or ee. In derivatives from Latin words with ae, it is mostly superseded by e. For most words found with this initial combination, the reader will therefore search under the letter E. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


Etymology 1 a. (lb en Scotland) one Etymology 2

sym. Variant of (m en æ).


Æ ( minuscule: æ) is a grapheme named æsc or ash, formed from the letters a and e, originally a ligature representing a Latin diphthong. It has been promoted to the full status of a letter in the alphabets of some languages, including Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, and Faroese. As a letter of the Old English Latin alphabet, it was called æsc ("ash tree") after the Anglo-Saxon futhorc rune ᚫ which it transliterated; its traditional name in English is still ash . It was also used in Old Swedish before being changed to ä. Variants include Ǣ ǣ Ǽ ǽ.


AE, Ae, Æ or æ may refer to:

Ae (Cyrillic)

Ae (Ӕ ӕ; italics: Ӕ ӕ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script, used in the Ossetic language to represent the mid central vowel or near-open front unrounded vowel .

Ae (hangul)

is one of the Korean hangul. The Unicode for ㅐ is U+3150.

Usage examples of "ae".

Perrin recognized ageless Aes Sedai faces even before he picked out Verin and Alanna, both riding to the rear of the women.

Aes Sedai who looked like a farmer beneath her agelessness spoke before Dannil could.

Windfinder, tall and slim and reserved, and Amylia, the bosomy, pale-haired Aes Sedai Zaida had brought back with her from Caemlyn.

Aes Sedai vanish among the wagons and tents than three more cloaked shapes appeared, hurrying after them.

Aes Sedai unknown to Min, wearing the shawl of the Brown Ajah, accompanied a stout woman in finely woven red wool to the doors.

Mistress Anan gave the Red sister a frosty look and squeezed between the two Aes Sedai muttering something that made both of them eye her curiously.

Mistress Anan, just as if she had as much right to speak as the Aes Sedai.

She was stately Setalle Anan, the innkeeper from Ebou Dar with the big golden hoops in her ears and the marriage knife dangling hilt-down into her round cleavage, about as far from an Aes Sedai as could be.

Anywhere with so many Aes Sedai was the last place for Olver, or for anybody, but one bump and instead of telling Birgitte and Aviendha they had no right to take the boy, Setalle Anan would likely hustle him off there herself.

Larissa was a bony woman whose plainness almost overcame Aes Sedai agelessness, Zenare slightly plump and haughty enough for two queens, but both wore faces of eager anticipation.

The pair of Aes Sedai channeling at the table nearest the entrance, Kairen and Ashmanaille, had an audience of two as well, Janya Frende, a Sitter for the Brown, and Salita Toranes, a Sitter for the Yellow.

Aes Sedai channeling at the table nearest the entrance, Kairen and Ashmanaille, had an audience of two as well, Janya Frende, a Sitter for the Brown, and Salita Toranes, a Sitter for the Yellow.

Merana Ambrey and Kairen Stang, a Blue, were both Andoran, and for all that Aes Sedai supposedly forsook all allegiances save the White Tower, perhaps because they were estranged from the Tower, they worried that Rand sat in Caemlyn and might have murdered Morgase.

They called Rand the Dragon Reborn, and never suspected that some part of Lews Therin Telamon might be inside his head, as mad as the day he had begun the Time of Madness and the Breaking of the World, as mad as any of those male Aes Sedai who had changed the face of the world beyond recognition.

However old the other woman was, Adeleas had been Aes Sedai about as long as anyone living.