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hacek (n.)

diacritic used in Baltic and Slavic languages, 1953, from Czech háček, diminutive of hak "hook," from Old High German hako "hook," from Proto-Germanic *hoka-, from PIE root *keg- "hook, tooth."

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Definitions of hacek

hacek (n.)
a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation;
Synonyms: wedge
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