џ

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Translingual[edit]

Character  џ 
Unicode name CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER DZHE
Unicode block Cyrillic
Codepoint U+045F
Cyrillic letter џ (dzhe)

Etymology[edit]

Glagolitic letter Ⱌ (tsi), presumed to be the origin of Cyrillic letters ц (ts) and џ (dž) Presumed to be a modification of ц (ts), itself presumed to be a modification of Glagolitic letter (tsi). First recorded use in modern form is the 15th century Romanian Cyrillic alphabet.

Letter[edit]

џ (lower case, upper case Џ)

  1. a Cyrillic letter of corresponding to the digraphs дж (dzh) or чж (chzh) or the letters җ (zhj), ҷ (chj), or ӂ (dzh)

Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Serbian Cyrillic letter џ (), adopted in 1945 by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia.

Letter[edit]

џ () (lower case, upper case Џ)

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Macedonian Cyrillic alphabet. Its name is џ () and it has a similar sound to the English dg in dodge. It is preceded by Ч and followed by Ш.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Serbo-Croatian Latin/Roman alphabet)

Etymology 1[edit]

From џ of the 15th century Romanian Cyrillic alphabet, first used by Serbian scribes in the 17th century and part of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić’s Cyrillic alphabet reform.

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

џ (lower case, upper case Џ)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic alphabet. It is preceded by the letter ч (č) and is followed by the letter ш (š).
Usage notes[edit]

Its name is џ () and it has a similar sound to the English dg in dodge.

Etymology 2[edit]

A shortening of џабе.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

џ (Latin spelling )

  1. (slang) for free; very cheap