𐤀

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PhoenicianA-01.svg
Unicode name PHOENICIAN LETTER ALF
Unicode block Phoenician
Codepoint U+10900
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Phoenician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ox head hieroglyph Proto-Semitic ox head glyph that was presumably the source for 𐤀 (ʼ, “aleph”)

Presumably from a Proto-Sinaitic glyph based on a hieroglyph of an ox head.

Letter[edit]

𐤀 (ʾ)

  1. The first letter of the Phoenician abjad, called aleph.

Descendants[edit]

  • Ancient Greek: Α (A)
  • Aramaic: 𐡀
    • Classical Syriac: ܐ
    • Hebrew: א
    • Mandaic:
    • Pahlavi:

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