з

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See also: э, є, З, 3, , and ع
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з U+0437, з
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ZE
ж
[U+0436]
Cyrillic и
[U+0438]

Translingual[edit]

Cyrillic letter З з
(З з), normal above, italics below.
Handwritten forms

Letter[edit]

з (upper case З)

  1. a letter in several Cyrillic alphabets

Bashkir[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (z) (upper case З)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Bashkir alphabet

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Belarusian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (z) (lower case, upper case З)

  1. The 9th letter of the Belarusian alphabet.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Preposition[edit]

з (z)

  1. with
  2. since

Bulgarian[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (z) (lower case, upper case З) (italics: З, з)

  1. The eighth letter of the Bulgarian Cyrillic alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

Its name is зъ /zɤ/ and it has the sound of English z.

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Kazakh[edit]

Cyrillic з (z)
Arabic ز

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (z) (lower case, upper case З)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Kazakh Cyrillic alphabet

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Macedonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (z) (lower case, upper case З)

  1. The 10th letter of the Macedonian Cyrillic alphabet.

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (z) (lower case, upper case З)

  1. The 10th letter of the Old Church Slavonic alphabet.

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Ossetian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (z) (upper case З)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Ossetian alphabet

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Russian[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (z) (lower case, upper case З) (italics: З, з)

  1. The ninth letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

Its name is зэ () and it has the sound of English z.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (lower case, upper case З)

  1. The 9th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

Its name is з /zɛ/ and it has the sound of English z.

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Ukrainian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • зі (zi) (before мно́ю (mnóju), Льво́ва (Lʹvóva), and words that begin with multiple constants, first of which is a sibilant fricative)
  • зо (zo) (before мно́ю (mnóju))
  • із (iz) (before words that begin with a single sibilant fricative consonant and between consonants)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): [z]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (z) (lower case, upper case З)

  1. The 10th letter of the Ukrainian Cyrillic alphabet.
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰs.

Preposition[edit]

з (z) (+ genitive)

  1. from
  2. of

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱom.

Preposition[edit]

з (z) (+ instrumental)

  1. with

Zhuang[edit]

Letter[edit]

з (lower case, upper case З)

  1. Obsolete spelling of j

Usage notes[edit]

  • This spelling is in the old orthography used from 1957 to 1986.