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E, Has two sounds; long, as scêne, and short, as men. E is the most frequent vowel in the English language; for it not only is used like the rest in the beginning or end of words, but has the peculiar quality of lengthening the foregoing vowel, as căn, cāne; măn, māne; găp, gāpe; glăd, glāde; brĕd, brēde; chĭn, chīne; whĭp, wīpe; thĭn, thīne; nŏd, nōde; tŭn, tūne; plŭm, plūme. Yet it sometimes occurs final, where yet the foregoing vowel is not lengthened; as gŏne, knowlĕdge, gĭve. Anciently almost every word ended with e; as for can, canne; for year, yeare; for great, greate; for need, neede; for flock, flocke. It is probable that this e final had at first a soft sound, like the female e of the French; and that afterwards it was in poetry either mute or vocal, as the verse required, 'till at last it became universally silent.

Ea has the sound of e long: the e is commonly lengthened rather by the immediate addition of a than by the apposition of e to the end of the word; as mĕn, mēan; fĕll, fēal; mĕt, mēat; nĕt, nēat.

E
Ea
Each
Ead
Eager
Eagerly
Eagerness
Eagle
Eagle-eyed
Easter
Ee
Egotism
Egotist
Egotize
Ejulation
Elastical
Elasticity
Elastick
Elate (adjective)
Elate (verb)
Elaterium
Elation
Elbow (noun)
Elbow (verb active)
Elbow (verb neuter)
Elbowchair
Elbowroom
Eld
Elder (adjective)
Elder (noun)
Elderly
Elders
Eldership
Eldest
Electre
Electrical
Electricity
Electrick
Eleemosynary
Elegant
Elegantly
Elegiack
Elegy
Element (noun)
Element (verb)
Elemental
Elementarity
Elementary
Elemi
Elench
Elephant
Eleven
Eleventh
Elf (noun)
Elixation
Ellipsis
Elucidate
Enable
Encomium
Encyclopedia
Encyclopedy
Energy
Engage (verb active)
Engage (verb neuter)
Engagement
Engaol
Engarrison
Engel
Engender (verb active)
Engender (verb neuter)
Engine
Engineer
Enginery
Engird
English (adjective)
English (verb)
Enseam
Ensear
Enshield
Enshrine
Ensiform
Envoy
Epigram
Epiphyllospermous
Epiphysis
Epiploce
Episcopacy
 Episcopal
Episcopate
Episode
Episodical
Episodick
Epispastick
Epistle
Epistler
Epistolary
Epitaph
Epithalamium
Epithem
Epithet
Epitome
Epitomise
Epitomiser
Epitomist
Epoch
Epocha
Epode
Epopee
Epulation
Epulotick
Equation
Equation (algebra)
Equation (astronomy)
Ere
Erect (adjective)
Erect (verb active)
Erect (verb neuter)
Erection
Erectness
Eremite
Eremitical
Ereptation
Ereption
Ergot
Eringo
Eristical
Erke
Ermine
Ermined
Erne
Erode
Erogation
Eron
Erosion
Err
Errable
Errableness
Errand
Errant
Errantry
Errata
Erratically
Erratick
Errhine
Erroneous
Erroneously
Erroneousness
Errour
Escargatoire
Escheat (noun)
Eschutcheon
Escort (noun)
Escort (verb)
Escot (noun)
Escot (verb)
Escout
Escritoir
Escuage
Esculent (adjective)
Esculent (noun)
Espalier
Esparcet
Especial
Especially
Esperance
Espial
Esplanade
Espousal
Espousals
Espouse
Espy (verb active)
Espy (verb neuter)
Esquire
Estrich
 Ethical
Ethically
Ethick
Ethicks
Eucrasy
Eugh
Euphonical
Euphony
Euphorbium
Euphrasy
Euroclydon
European
Eurus
Eurythmy
Euthanasia
Euthanasy
Evangely
Evanid
Eventerate
Eventilate
Evergreen (noun)
Eviternal
Eviternity
Evolution
Evomition
Evulgation
Evulsion
Ewe
Ewer
Ex
Eximious
Exinanition
Exist
Existence
Existency
Existent
Existimation
Exit
Exital
Exitious
Exodus
Exody
Exolete
Exsuction
Exsuffolate
Extemporal
Exulcerate
Exulceration
Exulceratory
Exult
Exultance
Exultation
Exundate
Exundation
Exuperable
Exuperance
Exuscitate
Exustion
Exuviae
Ey
Eyas
Eyasmusket
Eye (noun)
Eye (verb active)
Eye (verb neuter)
Eyeball
Eyebright
Eyebrow
Eyedrop
Eyeglance
Eyeglass
Eyeless
Eyelet
Eyelid
Eyeservant
Eyeservice
Eyeshot
Eyesight
Eyesore
Eyespotted
Eyestring
Eyetooth
Eyewink
Eyewitness
Eyre
Eyry

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