А

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Cirila-А-majuskla.svg
А U+0410, А
CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER A
Џ
[U+040F]
Cyrillic Б
[U+0411]

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 (lower case а)

  1. The first letter of several Cyrillic alphabets.

Related terms[edit]

  • A (Latin alphabet)

See also[edit]


Abaza[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Abaza alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Abkhaz[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Abkhaz alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Adyghe[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (Ā) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Adyghe alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Aghul[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (transliteration needed) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Aghul alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Alutor[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (А) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Alutor alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Archi[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (transliteration needed) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Archi alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Avar[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Avar alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Bashkir[edit]

Cyrillic letter A.svg

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɑ/, (in certain contexts) /ä/

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Bashkir alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Belarusian[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Belarusian alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Budukh[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Budukh alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Bulgarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Bulgarian alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Buryat[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Buryat alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Chukchi[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (transliteration needed) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Chukchi alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Chuvash[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Chuvash alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Dargwa[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Dargwa alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Dolgan[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Dolgan alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Dungan[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Dungan alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Eastern Mari[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Eastern Mari alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Even[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Even alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Evenki[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Evenki alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Forest Enets[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Forest Enets alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Hunzib[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (А) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Hunzib alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Ingush[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Ingush alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Itelmen[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (transliteration needed) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Itelmen alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Judeo-Tat[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Judeo-Tat alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Kabardian[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (Ā) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Kabardian alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Kalmyk[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Kalmyk alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Karachay-Balkar[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Karachay-Balkar alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Karakalpak[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Karakalpak alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Kazakh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Kazakh alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Khanty[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Khanty alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Khinalug[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Khinalug alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Kildin Sami[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Kildin Sami alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Komi-Zyrian[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Komi-Zyrian alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Kyrgyz[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɑ/, (dialectal, some loanwords) /a/

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Kyrgyz alphabet, called а and written in the Cyrillic script.

Usage notes[edit]

The pronunciation of the phoneme as /a/ only occurs in Persian loanwords with a front vowel later in the word in some dialects. In most dialects, this is indistinct from /ɑ/.

See also[edit]


Lak[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Lak alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Lezgi[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Lezgi alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Macedonian[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Macedonian alphabet, called а and written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Mansi[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Mansi alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Moksha[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Moksha alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Mongolian[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Mongolian alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Nanai[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (transliteration needed) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Nanai alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Nganasan[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (transliteration needed) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Nganasan alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Nivkh[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Nivkh alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Northern Yukaghir[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Northern Yukaghir alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Old Church Slavonic alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Orok[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Orok alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Ossetian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Ossetian alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Russian[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Russian alphabet, called а and written in the Cyrillic script.

Usage notes[edit]

In stressed syllables, А (A) has the sound of the long a in father. In unstressed positions, it is pronounced /ə/—like the o in mother. Unstressed Russian а (a) is pronounced the same as unstressed Russian о (o).

See also[edit]


Rusyn[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Rusyn alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Rutul[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (transliteration needed) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Rutul alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Cyrillic letter A - uppercase and lowercase.svg

Alternative forms[edit]

  • A (Latin)

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Serbo-Croatian alphabet, called а and written in the Cyrillic script.
  2. The name of the Cyrillic-script letter А.

Usage notes[edit]

In stressed syllables А (A) has the sound of the long a in father. In unstressed positions, it has the sound of the u in but.

See also[edit]


Shor[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (transliteration needed) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Shor alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Tabasaran[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Tabasaran alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


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 alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Talysh[edit]

Cyrillic letter A - uppercase and lowercase.svg

Letter[edit]

А (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Talysh alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Tatar[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Tatar alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Tindi[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Tindi alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Tsez[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (А) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Tsez alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Tundra Nenets[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (transliteration needed) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Tundra Nenets alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Tuvan[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Tuvan alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Udmurt[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Udmurt alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See Translingual section.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɑ]
  • (file)

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Ukrainian alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Urum[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (transliteration needed) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Urum alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Uyghur[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Uyghur alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Wakhi[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Wakhi alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Western Mari[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Western Mari alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Yagnobi[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Yagnobi alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]


Yakut[edit]

Letter[edit]

А (A) (upper case, lower case а)

  1. The first letter of the Yakut alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]