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Nun is the fourteenth letter of many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew נ and Arabic alphabet nūn ن (in abjadi order). It is the third letter in Thaana (ނ), pronounced as "noonu". Its sound value is [n].
Nun is thought to have come from a pictogram of a snake (the Hebrew word for snake, nachash begins with a Nun and snake in Aramaic is nun) or eel. Some have hypothesized a hieroglyph of a fish in water for its origin (in Arabic, nūn means large fish or whale). The Phoenician letter was named nūn "fish", but the glyph has been suggested to descend from a hypothetical Proto-Canaanite naḥš "snake", based on the name in Ethiopic, ultimately from a hieroglyph representing a snake,
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Hebrew spelling: נוּן
As in Arabic, nun as an abbreviation can stand for neqevah, feminine. In medieval Rabbinic writings, Nun Sophit (Final Nun) stood for "Son of" (Hebrew ben or ibn).
In the game of dreidel, a rolled Nun passes play to the next player with no other action.
The letter is named nūn, and is written is several ways depending in its position in the word:
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Some examples on its uses in Modern Standard Arabic:
Nūn is used as a suffix indicating present-tense plural feminine nouns; for example هِيَ تَكْتُب hiya taktub ("she writes") becomes هُنَّ تَكْتَبْنَ hunna taktabna ("they [feminine] write").
Saraiki uses the letter ⟨ݨ⟩ for /ɳ/. It is a compound of nūn and rre (⟨ڑ⟩). For example:
- کݨ مݨ، چھݨ چھݨ، ونڄݨ۔
Social Media Campaign (2014)
In August 2014, the genocidal persecution of Christians in northern Iraq increased due to actions of ISIS paramilitary forces. Thousands of people in the city of Mosul and other places fled their homes. An international social media campaign has been launched to draw world attention to the symbol of of persecution against these religious minority members raise awareness about their fate.
Online, frustration over the world’s inaction have led to a social media campaign to raise awareness about the fate of Mosul’s Christians. Users, for the most part Christians, are changing their profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter to a pictures of the letter ن, the letter which is used to brand their Iraqi co-religionists, turning it into a symbol of support.  The letter ن, in relation to this social media campaign, is being called the "Mark of the Nazarene", because of its use by ISIS to brand Christians, called "Nazarenes/Nasrani" in the Arabic language.  
|Unicode name||HEBREW LETTER NUN||HEBREW LETTER FINAL NUN||ARABIC LETTER NOON||SYRIAC LETTER NUN||SAMARITAN LETTER NUN|
|UTF-8||215 160||D7 A0||215 159||D7 9F||217 134||D9 86||220 162||DC A2||224 160 141||E0 A0 8D|
|Numeric character reference||נ||נ||ן||ן||ن||ن||ܢ||ܢ||ࠍ||ࠍ|
|Unicode name||UGARITIC LETTER NUN||IMPERIAL ARAMAIC LETTER NUN||PHOENICIAN LETTER NUN|
|UTF-8||240 144 142 144||F0 90 8E 90||240 144 161 141||F0 90 A1 8D||240 144 164 141||F0 90 A4 8D|
|UTF-16||55296 57232||D800 DF90||55298 56397||D802 DC4D||55298 56589||D802 DD0D|
|Numeric character reference||𐎐||𐎐||𐡍||𐡍||𐤍||𐤍|