و

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Character  و 
Unicode name ARABIC LETTER WAW
Arabic U+0648

Arabic[edit]

Letter[edit]

و / ‍و (wāw)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ه and followed by ى.
  2. The sixth letter in traditional abjad order, which is used in place of numerals for list numbering (abjad numerals). It is preceded by and followed by ز.

See also[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wɑ/, /wæ/, /wɪ/, /u/
  • (file)

Conjunction[edit]

و (wa-, u-)

  1. and

Usage notes[edit]

  • Arabic conjunctions and prepositions that have only one letter, such as و, always attach as a prefix to the following word.
    كُتُب وطُرُود وأوراق - books and parcels and papers

See also[edit]


Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [wau̯]
  • (Phoneme, Consonant) IPA(key): [w]
  • (Phoneme, Consonant, Syllable intial, obsolete) IPA(key): [w], [v]
  • (Phoneme, Consonant, Syllable final, obsolete) IPA(key): [w], [f]
  • (Phoneme, Vowel) IPA(key): [u], [o], [ɔ]
  • (Phoneme, Vowel, Closed ultima) IPA(key): [o], [ɔ]

Letter[edit]

و / ‍و

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Arabic script.

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Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

و (wâw)

  1. The thirty-eighth letter of the Pashto alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form
و ـو

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ڼ
  • Next letter: ه

Persian[edit]

Letter[edit]

و / و / / (vâv)

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Perso-Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ن and followed by ه. Its name is واو.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭠𐭥𐭣 (ud) / 𐭠𐭥 (u).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

Dari و
Iranian Persian و
Tajik у (u)

و (o)

  1. and

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic و (wa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

Dari و
Iranian Persian و
Tajik ва (va)

و (va)

  1. (formal) and

Etymology 3[edit]

Particle[edit]

و (-o)

  1. (colloquial) Shorten form of رو (ro), both are spoken forms of را ().
    دستت‍‍و بلند کن.
    Dasteto boland kon.
    Raise your hand.

Tunisian Arabic[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

و (u)

  1. and
    حَاجْتِي بْقْلَمْ وكَرّاسَة (ḥājtī bqlam u karrāsa) — I need a pencil and a copy-book

Urdu[edit]

Letter[edit]

و / ‍و (wāw)

  1. The thirty-third letter of the Urdu alphabet. It is preceded by ن and followed by ہ.

See also[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian و

Conjunction[edit]

و (va, o)

  1. and

Derived terms[edit]

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