Middle English Dictionary Entry

ā n.(1)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) The letter A of the alphabet; cp. a-per-se; (b) the letter A used in enumeration, in labeling a diagram or a square on the chess board, the recto of a folio, a star, etc.; (c) the dominical letter A.
2.
A sound represented by the letter A.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • a1425 *Tit.Alphabet (Tit D.17)9a : Alphabetum Anglicum: A, a; b, be.
  • Note: 1st occurrence sense 1.(a) - date covered; 2nd occ. 1.(b). Date covered in both senses