where mentioned above.
When Did The Letter U Enter The Alphabet?There was no letter U in the alphabet. Well, that’s not the entire story. There was the sound for the letter we call U, but it didn’t look like U. It looked like V. The Classical Latin alphabet had only 23 letters, not the 26 that we have today. (This is why the W looks like a double V but is pronounced like a double …
Origin of u.s.1
From the Latin word ubi suprā
Definition for u.s. (2 of 3)
as above: a formula in judicial acts, directing that what precedes be reviewed.
Origin of u.s.2
From the Latin word ut suprā
Definition for u.s. (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for u.s.
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Word Origin and History for u.s.
abbreviation for United States, attested from 1834.
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