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
|Unicode name||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER VEND||LATIN SMALL LETTER VEND||RUNIC LETTER WUNJO WYNN W||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER WYNN||LATIN LETTER WYNN|
|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|
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