օ

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Character  օ 
Unicode name ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER OH
Codepoint U+0585
See also: o

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ο (o). Introduced at the end of the 11th century to replace the diphthong աւ (aw), which by then had begun to be pronounced as IPA(key): [o], e.g. աւգոստոս (awgostos) became օգոստոս (ōgostos).

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

օ

օ lowercase (uppercase Օ)

  1. The 38th letter of Armenian alphabet. Represents close-mid back rounded vowel: IPA(key): [o]. Transliterated as ō (Hübschmann-Meillet-Benveniste) or ò (ISO 9985).

Usage notes[edit]

  • The letter ո (o) too is pronounced as IPA(key): [o], except word-initially.
  • Because this letter is a late addition, it has no numerical value.
  • In Traditional Armenian orthography this is the 37th letter.

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