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P P (p[=e]), the sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal consonant whose form and value come from the Latin, into which language the letter was brought, through the ancient Greek, from the Ph[oe]nician, its probable origin being Egyptian. Etymologically P is most closely related to b, f, and v; as hobble, hopple; father, paternal; recipient, receive. See {B}, {F}, and {M}. [1913 Webster] See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 247, 248, and 184-195. [1913 Webster]

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