Ot (Cyrillic)
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Ot Cyrillic
A page from Azbuka, the first Russian textbook, printed by Ivan Fyodorov in 1574. This page features the Cyrillic alphabet.

Ot (? ?; italics: ? ?) is a letter of the early Cyrillic alphabet. Though it originated as a ligature of the letters Omega (? ?) and Te (? ?), it functions as a discrete letter of the alphabet, placed between ? and ?.[1] This can be seen in the first printed Cyrillic abecedarium (illustrated), and continues in modern usage.[2]

Ot is used in Church Slavonic to represent the preposition 'from' and prefix -. It does not stand for this sequence of letters in any other context, nor can the sequence be substituted for it where it does occur. It is used with a similar purpose in mediaeval manuscripts of other Slavonic languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet. In printed books ? is often used in preference to () for the numeral 800.

Computing codes

Character Ѿ ѿ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER OT CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER OT
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1150 U+047E 1151 U+047F
UTF-8 209 190 D1 BE 209 191 D1 BF
Numeric character reference Ѿ Ѿ ѿ ѿ

References

  1. ^ Note that Ivan Fedorov's alphabet does not include ? (though it does include ?). This is because it does include ?, which was considered orthographically equivalent; one may compare the alphabet from Spiridon Sobol's abecedarium of 1631, which has ? where Ivan Fedorov has ?.
  2. ^ , ? - , Saint Petersburg, 1997, p. 17

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