Vend (letter)

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Capital Vend (left), lowercase Vend (right)

Vend (Ꝩ, ꝩ) is a letter of Old Norse. It was used to represent the sounds /u/, /v/, and /w/.

It was related to and probably derived from the Old English letter Wynn (Runic alphabet ᚹ and later the Latin alphabet (Ƿ ƿ)), except that the bowl was open on the top, not being connected to the stem, which made it somewhat resemble a letter Y. It was eventually replaced with v or u for most writings.

Vend in Unicode and HTML entities[edit]

Character Ƿ ƿ
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER VEND LATIN SMALL LETTER VEND RUNIC LETTER WUNJO WYNN W LATIN CAPITAL LETTER WYNN LATIN LETTER WYNN
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 42856 U+A768 42857 U+A769 5817 U+16B9 503 U+01F7 447 U+01BF
UTF-8 234 157 168 EA 9D A8 234 157 169 EA 9D A9 225 154 185 E1 9A B9 199 183 C7 B7 198 191 C6 BF
Numeric character reference Ꝩ Ꝩ ꝩ ꝩ ᚹ ᚹ Ƿ Ƿ ƿ ƿ