آ

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See also: أ[U+0623 ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE], ا[U+0627 ARABIC LETTER ALEF], اً‎, ٱ[U+0671 ARABIC LETTER ALEF WASLA], إ[U+0625 ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA BELOW], and ا-
آ U+0622, آ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE
Composition:ا [U+0627] + ◌ٓ [U+0653]
ء
[U+0621]
Arabic أ
[U+0623]
U+FE81, ﺁ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM

[U+FE80]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE82]
U+FE82, ﺂ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE FINAL FORM

[U+FE81]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE83]

Arabic[edit]

Letter[edit]

آ (ʾalif madda)

  1. Alif maddah. A double-alif used to write the sequence /ʔaː/.

Etymology[edit]

أَ(ʾa) +‎ الْ(al-)

Particle[edit]

آ (ʾā-)

  1. A form of the initial interrogative particle that indicates a yes-or-no question. As it is written together with the following word, when this word begins with ال(al-, the) they are orthographically morphed together and written with a مَدَّة(madda) diacritic instead of maintaining both.
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 10:59:
      قُلۡ أَرَءَيۡتُم مَّآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّٰهُ لَكُم مِّن رِّزۡقࣲ فَجَعَلۡتُم مِّنۡهُ حَرَامࣰا وَحَلَـٰلࣰا قُلۡ ءَآللَّهُ أَذِنَ لَكُمۡ ۖ أَمۡ عَلَى ٱللَّٰهِ تَفۡتَرُونَ
      qul ʾa-raʾaytum mā ʾanzala l-lahu lakum min rizqin fa-jaʿaltum minhu ḥarāman wa-ḥalālan qul ʾāllāhu ʾaḏina lakum ʾam ʿalā llāhi taftarūna
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Khowar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ləmba alif/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /aː/

Letter[edit]

آ (lambā ālif)

  1. The first other alif letter of the Khowar abjad.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form
آ ـآ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ا
  • Next letter: أ

Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /alepˈməd̪ˈɑ/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɑ/

Letter[edit]

آ (alifmadā)

  1. alif with madda, a form of ا‎, the first letter of the Pashto alphabet

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form
آ ـآ

Persian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɒː/
  • (file)

Letter[edit]

آ (alef madde)

  1. alef-e madde
  2. â-ye bâ-kolâh (آی باکلاه‎ = Alef with hat)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used word-initially to represent the phoneme /ɒː/.

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

آ (â)

  1. present stem form of آمدن