՟

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Character ՟
Unicode name ARMENIAN ABBREVIATION MARK
Code point U+055F
Entity number ՟
Unicode block Armenian
՞ [U+055E] [U+0560]

Armenian[edit]

The word Աստուած ‎(Astuac, God) abbreviated. Only first and last letters are written.
The word Սուրբ ‎(Surb, Holy) abbreviated. Only first and last letters are written.

Punctuation mark[edit]

՟

  1. Armenian abbreviation mark. It was placed on top of the part of the word to indicate that it was abbreviated. Called պատիվ ‎(pativ) in Armenian.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not used in modern Armenian.
  • The sign should be placed on top of a letter, but most current fonts do not do that: they show it following a letter, e.g. Ած՟ ‎(Ac.).
  • The most common abbreviations were:
    Ած՟ ‎(Ac.) = Աստուած ‎(Astuac)
    Այ՟ ‎(Ay.) = Աստուածոյ ‎(Astuacoy)
    յԱյ՟ ‎(yAy.) = յԱստուածոյ ‎(yAstuacoy)
    Ավ՟ ‎(Av.) = Աստուածով ‎(Astuacov)
    ամ՟ ‎(am.) = ամենայն ‎(amenayn)
    պտ՟ ‎(pt.) = պատասխանի ‎(patasxani)
    սբ՟ ‎(sb.) = սուրբ ‎(surb)
    -ութի՟ ‎(-utʿi.) = -ութիւն ‎(-utʿiwn), -ութե՟ ‎(-utʿe.) = -ութեան ‎(-utʿean), -ութէ՟ ‎(-utʿē.) = -ութենէ ‎(-utʿenē)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Eteri Tumanjan (1971), Drevnearmjanskij jazyk [The Old Armenian Language], Moscow: Nauka, page 19