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From a small version of the letter heta (Ͱ) written over the letter as a diacritical mark.
- A diacritical mark of the Greek script, called δασεῖα (daseîa, “rough”) in Ancient Greek, and found on ἁ (ha)/ἑ (he), ἡ (hē)/ἱ (hi), ὁ (ho)/ῥ (rh) and ὑ (hu)/ὡ (hō). It is also known by its Latin name spīritus asper or the English name rough breathing. It was originally used to indicate the presence of the sound /h/ before a vowel or /r/ but continued to be used even after /h/ had disappeared from the language.