The twelfth letter of the Latin alphabet, L is derived ultimately from the Semitic Lamed which stood for the phonetic value /l/ as did the Greek letter Lambda Λ (upper case) or λ (lower case), as well as the equivalent Etruscan and Latin letters. In reference, it is spelled el or ell.
Lima represents the letter L in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
In context, L is also:
- The Roman numeral for 50
- the variable for inductance
- the symbol (l) for the liter or litre
- the stock symbol for Liberty Media Corporation A
- L is used to denote "Large size" or "Left".
Two-letter combinations starting with L: