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Forms: e (data provider: donatus-sup), ed (data provider: donatus-sup), et (data provider: donatus-sup)
Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
E, s. f. e, the fifth letter of the alphabet. E, in Italian has two sounds, one as e in the English word met, the other as the a in the English word late. E, conj. and. Questo — quello, this and that. E', with an apostrophe stands for egli, he, it, they. E'si credeva, he thought. E'mi pare, it seems to me. Gli domandò chi e'fossero, he asked him who they were. Ewith the grave accent is the 3rd pers. sing. pres. indic. of the verb essere. Egli è, he is. Formerly prose writers added a t to e to avoid the concurrence of two vowels; in the present day d is substituted for t, hence we now say ed and not et.
Florio: a worlde of wordes, or most copious, dictionarie in Italian and English
e: as the coniunction Et, and, moreouer, besides. Also both or aswell, and euer vsed before words that begin with a consonant.