Ot (Cyrillic)

Cyrillic letter Ot
Numeric value: 800
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍІЇЙ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОПРСС́ТЋ
ЌУЎФХЦЧ
ЏШЩЪЫЬЭ
ЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄В̌ӘӘ́Ә̃ӚӔ
ҒГ̧Г̑Г̄Г̣Г̌Ҕ
ӺҒ̌ӶԀԂ
Д̆Д̣ԪԬД̆Ӗ
Е̄Е̃Ё̄Є̈ӁҖ
ӜԄҘӞЗ̌З̱З̣
ԐԐ̈ӠԆӢИ̃Ҋ
ӤИ́ҚӃҠҞҜ
ԞК̣ԚӅԮԒԠ
ԈԔӍӉҢԨӇ
ҤԢԊО́О̀О̆О̂
О̃О̄ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́
Ө̆ӪҨԤҦР̌Ҏ
ԖҪС̣С̱ԌТ̌Т̣
ҬԎУ̃Ӯ
ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣
Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺ
Һ̈ԦҴҶӴ
ӋҸҼҾ
Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇
ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԘԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ѸѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶ

Ot ѿ; italics: Ѿ ѿ) is a letter of the early Cyrillic alphabet. Though it originated as a ligature of the letters Omega ѡ) and Te т), it functions as a discrete letter of the alphabet, placed between х and ц.[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 отъ 'from' and prefix от-. It does not stand for this sequence of letters in any other context, nor can the sequence от 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 ѿ is often used in preference to (ѡ҃) for the numeral 800.

Computing codes

CharacterѾѿ
Unicode nameCYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER OTCYRILLIC SMALL LETTER OT
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode1150U+047E1151U+047F
UTF-8209 190D1 BE209 191D1 BF
Numeric character referenceѾѾѿѿ

References

  1. Note that Ivan Fedorov’s alphabet does not include ѡ (though it does include ѽ). This is because it does include ѻ, which was considered orthographically equivalent; one may compare the alphabet from Spiridon Sobol’s abecedarium of 1631, which has ѡ where Ivan Fedorov has ѻ.
  2. Иеромонах Алипий, Грамматика церковно-славянского языка, Saint Petersburg, 1997, p. 17
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