А

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Character  А 
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER A
Unicode block Cyrillic
Codepoint U+0410

Translingual[edit]

Cyrillic letter А а (A a), normal above, italics below.
Handwritten forms
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Etymology[edit]

From early Cyrillic letter Early Cyrillic letter azǔ, from Greek Α (A, “Alpha”) azǔ, created in the tenth century from Greek Α (A, “Alpha”).

Letter[edit]

А (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of several Cyrillic alphabets.

Related terms[edit]

  • A (Latin alphabet)

See also[edit]


Russian[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. It is followed by the letter Б (B) (B).

Usage notes[edit]

The Russian name for А (A) is а (ā), and in stressed syllables it has the sound of the long a in father. In unstressed positions, it is pronounced as a schwa, like the o in mother. (Unstressed Russian а (a) is pronounced the same as unstressed Russian о (o).)


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • A (Serbo-Croatian Latin/Roman alphabet)

Letter[edit]

А (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic alphabet. It is followed by the letter Б (B).

Usage notes[edit]

The Serbo-Croatian name for А is а (ā), and in stressed syllables it has the sound of the long a in father. In unstressed positions, it has the sound of the u in but.


Tajik[edit]

Cyrillic letter A - uppercase and lowercase.svg

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Tajik Cyrillic alphabet. It is followed by the letter Б (B) (Be).