ж

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ж U+0436, ж
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ZHE
е
[U+0435]
Cyrillic з
[U+0437]
See also: Ж, ӝ, , and ж.

Translingual[edit]

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Cyrillic letter Ж ж (Ж ж), normal above, italics below.
Handwritten forms

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the Glagolitic letter / (GlagolitsaZhivete.gif, zhivete), and that possibly from two Hebrew shins ש, one placed above the other and with the lower one inverted.

Letter[edit]

ж ‎(lower case, upper case Ж)

  1. Lowercase Cyrillic letter zhe.

See also[edit]

  • Search en.wiktionary.org for articles for beginning with: Ж, ж

Russian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ж ‎(ž) ‎(lower case, upper case Ж) (italics: Ж, ж)

  1. The eighth letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet.
Usage notes[edit]

Its name is же(že) and it sounds like the s in pleasure.

See also[edit]

It is preceded by Ё(Jo) and followed by З(Z).

Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

ж ‎(ž)

  1. Alternative form of же(že)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ж ‎(žm inan

  1. (grammar) Abbreviation of же́нский род(žénskij rod, feminine gender).
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

ж ‎(žf inan

  1. Abbreviation of же́нская убо́рная(žénskaja ubórnaja, ladies' room, women's toilet).
Synonyms[edit]
  • Ж(Ž)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ж ‎(lower case, upper case Ж)

  1. The 8th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic alphabet.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: е
  • Next letter: з

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of женски род

Abbreviation[edit]

ж m ‎(Roman spelling ž)

  1. (grammar) feminine gender
Synonyms[edit]