E, e

The fifth letter of the Latin and English alphabets, derived from the North Semitic he, a consonant somewhat reminiscent of the modern letter "h." The form of the uppercase "E" derives from the Greek letter eta, which became a vowel, although the North Semitic he (resembling the modern "H") was used in some places to represent the long "E" sound. It was eventually adopted by the Romans. The lowercase "e" derives from the uncial version of uppercase "E."

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