Ot (Cyrillic)

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Cyrillic letter Ot
Cyrillic letter Ot.png
Numeric value: 800
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
А Б В Г Ґ Д Ђ
Ѓ Е Ѐ Ё Є Ж З
Ѕ И Ѝ І Ї Й Ј
К Л Љ М Н Њ О
П Р С Т Ћ Ќ У
Ў Ф Х Ц Ч Џ Ш
Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я
Non-Slavic letters
Ӑ Ӓ Ә Ӛ Ӕ Ғ Ҕ
Ӻ Ӷ Ԁ Ԃ Ԫ Ԭ
Ӗ Ӂ Җ Ӝ Ԅ Ҙ Ӟ
Ԑ Ӡ Ԇ Ӣ Ҋ Ӥ Қ
Ӄ Ҡ Ҟ Ҝ Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ
Ԓ Ԡ Ԯ Ԉ Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ
Ң Ӈ Ҥ Ԣ Ԩ Ԋ Ӧ
Ө Ӫ Ҩ Ԥ Ҧ Ҏ Ԗ
Ҫ Ԍ Ҭ Ԏ Ӯ Ӱ Ӳ
Ү Ұ Ҳ Ӽ Ӿ Һ Ԧ
Ҵ Ҷ Ӵ Ӌ Ҹ Ҽ
Ҿ Ӹ Ҍ Ӭ Ԙ Ԝ Ӏ
Archaic letters
Ҁ Ѻ ОУ Ѡ Ѿ Ѣ
Ѥ Ѧ Ѫ Ѩ Ѭ Ѯ
Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ
A page from Azbuka, the first Russian textbook, printed by Ivan Fyodorov in 1574. This page features the Cyrillic alphabet.

Ot (Ѿ ѿ; italics: Ѿ ѿ) is a letter of the early Cyrillic alphabet. Though it originated as a ligature of the letters Omega (Ѡ ѡ) and Te (Т 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[edit]

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[edit]

  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