Pe (Cyrillic)

Cyrillic letter Pe
Numeric value: 80
Phonetic usage: [p]
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

Pe п; italics: П п) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

It commonly represents the unaspirated voiceless bilabial plosive /p/, like the pronunciation of p in "spin".

History

The Cyrillic letter Pe was derived from the Greek letter Pi π).

The name of Pe in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was покои (pokoi), meaning "peaceful state".

In the Cyrillic numeral system, Pe had a value of 80.

Form

The capital Cyrillic letter Pe looks exactly like the Greek capital Pi from which it is derived, and small Pe looks like a smaller version of the same, though with a less prominent horizontal bar (Greek Π π > Cyrillic П п). Pe is not to be confused with the Cyrillic letter El л; italics: Л л), which has a hook on its left leg in some fonts (in others El resembles the Greek Lambda (Λ)).

In italics and handwriting, capital Pe looks identical to the Greek capital Pi in these forms. The lowercase forms, however, differ among the languages that use the Cyrillic alphabet. Small italic Cyrillic Pe п in the majority of fonts or handwritten styles looks like the small italic Latin N n. In handwritten Serbian, however, it appears as a Latin U u with a bar over it ū.

Usage

As used in the alphabets of various languages, Pe represents the following sounds:

The pronunciations shown in the table are the primary ones for each language; for details consult the articles on the languages.

LanguagePosition in
alphabet
Pronunciation
Belarusian17th/p/, /pʲ/
Bulgarian16th/p/, /pʲ/
Macedonian20th/p/
Russian17th/p/, /pʲ/
Serbian19th/p/
Ukrainian20th/p/

Computing codes

CharacterПп
Unicode nameCYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER PECYRILLIC SMALL LETTER PE
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode1055U+041F1087U+043F
UTF-8208 159D0 9F208 191D0 BF
Numeric character referenceППпп
KOI8-R and KOI8-U240F0208D0
Code page 855221DD216D8
Windows-1251207CF239EF
ISO-8859-5191BF223DF
Macintosh Cyrillic1438F239EF
  • The dictionary definition of П at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of п at Wiktionary
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