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ք U+0584, ք
ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER KEH
փ
[U+0583]
Armenian օ
[U+0585]
See also: Ք and

Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ք

ք lowercase (uppercase Ք)

  1. The 36th letter of Armenian alphabet, called քե(kʿe). Represents aspirated voiceless velar plosive: [kʰ]. Transliterated as kʿ (Hübschmann-Meillet-Benveniste) or k’ (ISO 9985).
  2. The numeral 9000 in Armenian numbering.

Usage notes[edit]

This was the last letter of the original Armenian alphabet, hence the phrase այբ ու քե(ayb u kʿe, alpha and omega).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dum-Tragut, Jasmine (2009) Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian (London Oriental and African Language Library; 14), Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, § 1.1.2.1, pages 17–18