Te (Cyrillic)

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Cyrillic letter Te
Cyrillic letter Te - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Numeric value: 300
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
Ӗ Ӂ Җ Ӝ Ԅ Ҙ
Ӟ Ԑ Ӡ Ԇ Ӣ Ҋ
Ӥ Қ Ӄ Ҡ Ҟ Ҝ
Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԓ Ԡ Ԉ
Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң Ӈ Ҥ
Ԣ 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

Te (Т т; italics: Т т) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

It commonly represents the voiceless alveolar plosive /t/, like the pronunciation of t in "tick".

History[edit]

The Cyrillic letter Te was derived from the Greek letter Tau (Τ τ).

The name of Te in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was тврьдо (tvrdo), meaning "hard" or "surely".

In the Cyrillic numeral system, Te had a value of 300.

Form[edit]

The cursive forms in Serbian and Macedonian ...
... and in Russian

The capital Cyrillic letter Te (Т т) looks the same as the capital Latin letter T (T t) but, as with most Cyrillic letters, the lowercase form is simply a smaller version of the uppercase.

In italic type and cursive, the lowercase form looks like the italic form of the lowercase Latin M , except in Serbian and Macedonian usage where it looks like an inverted lowercase Latin M, with a stroke above to distinguish it from the otherwise identical italic lowercase letter Sha , which is sometimes written with a stroke below. Compare the 5th letter pair in the 4th row with the last letter pair of the chart.

The cursive form of the capital letter Te can also be seen in the chart following the lower case letter.

Usage[edit]

As used in the alphabets of various languages, Te 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.

Language Position in
alphabet
Pronunciation
Belarusian 20th /t/
Bulgarian 19th /t/, /tʲ/
Macedonian 23rd /t/
Russian 20th /t/, /tʲ/
Serbian 22nd /t/
Ukrainian 23rd /t/, /tʲ/

Related letters and other similar characters[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

Character Т т
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER TE CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER TE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1058 U+0422 1090 U+0442
UTF-8 208 162 D0 A2 209 130 D1 82
Numeric character reference Т Т т т
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 244 F4 212 D4
Code page 855 230 E6 229 E5
Windows-1251 210 D2 242 F2
ISO-8859-5 194 C2 226 E2
Macintosh Cyrillic 146 92 242 F2

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Т at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of т at Wiktionary