و

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و U+0648, و
ARABIC LETTER WAW
ه
[U+0647]
Arabic ى
[U+0649]
U+FEED, ﻭ
ARABIC LETTER WAW ISOLATED FORM

[U+FEEC]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEEE]
U+FEEE, ﻮ
ARABIC LETTER WAW FINAL FORM

[U+FEED]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEEF]
See also: ؤ

Translingual[edit]

Letter[edit]

و

  1. Arabic letter waw

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /waːw/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /w/, /uː/ (in Classical Arabic)
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /w/, /u(ː)/, /oː/ (in Arabic dialects and loanwords)

Letter[edit]

و / ‍و (wāw)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ه (h) and followed by ي (y).

Symbol[edit]

و / ‍و (wāw)

  1. The sixth letter in traditional abjad order, which is used in place of numerals for list numbering (abjad numerals). It is preceded by and followed by ز (z).

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wa/, [wɑ], [wæ] (MSA)
  • IPA(key): /wɪ/, /u/ (dialectal)
  • (file)

Conjunction[edit]

وَ (wa-)

  1. and
Usage notes[edit]

Arabic conjunctions and prepositions that have only one letter, such as وَ (wa), are written as a prefix.

وَ (wa) is written at the beginning of every word in a list, except the first. In English, it is more common for the corresponding conjunction and to be written only before the last item in the list

كُتُب وَطُرُود وَأَوْرَاق
kutub wa-ṭurūd wa-ʾawrāq
books, parcels, and papers
(literally, “books and parcels and papers”)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Infix[edit]

ـَو (-aw-)

  1. Infix used in forming nisba (relative) adjectives, particularly with short bases, inserted between the base noun and the ending ِـيّ (-iyy), e.g. لُغَوِيّ (luḡawiyy, linguistic), based on لُغَة (luḡa, language), or ثَانَوِيّ (ṯānawiyy, secondary), based on ثَانٍ (ṯānin, second).

Central Kurdish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

و (u)

  1. and

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): [waːw], [wäːw]
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /w/, /uː/, /oː/, /u/

Letter[edit]

و / ‍و (wāw)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ه (h) and followed by ي (y).

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic وَ (wa, and).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

وَ (u-)

  1. and

Kalami[edit]

Noun[edit]

و (ū)

  1. water

Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [wau̯]
  • (Phoneme, Consonant) IPA(key): [w]
  • (Phoneme, Consonant, Syllable intial, obsolete) IPA(key): [w], [v]
  • (Phoneme, Consonant, Syllable final, obsolete) IPA(key): [w], [f]
  • (Phoneme, Vowel) IPA(key): [u], [o], [ɔ]
  • (Phoneme, Vowel, Closed ultima) IPA(key): [o], [ɔ]

Letter[edit]

و / ‍و

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Arabic script.

See also[edit]


Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

و (wâw)

  1. The thirty-eighth letter of the Pashto alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form
و ـو

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ڼ
  • Next letter: ه

Persian[edit]

Letter[edit]

و / و / / (vâv)

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Perso-Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ن and followed by ه. Its name is واو.

See also[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭠𐭥𐭣 (ud), 𐭠𐭥 (u). Later influenced by and to some degree conflated with Arabic وَ (wa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /o/ (predominant in context)
  • IPA(key): /væ/ (predominant after a pause)
  • (file)

Conjunction[edit]

Dari و
Iranian Persian و
Tajik у, ва (u, va)

و (o, va)

  1. and
Usage notes[edit]
  • Unlike Arabic وَ (wa), the Persian conjunction is not commonly joined to the following word in (contemporary) spelling.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

و (-o)

  1. (colloquial) Shortened form of رو (ro), both are spoken forms of را ().
    دستت‍‍و بلند کن.
    Dasteto boland kon.
    Raise your hand.

Tunisian Arabic[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

و (u)

  1. and
    حَاجْتِي بْقْلَمْ وكَرّاسَة‎ ― ḥājtī b-qlam u karrāsaI need a pencil and a copy-book

Urdu[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ʋaʋ/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ʋ/, /uː/, /oː/, /ɔː/

Letter[edit]

و (wāw)

  1. The thirty-third letter of the Urdu abjad.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form
و ـو

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ں
  • Next letter: ہ

Etymology[edit]

From Persian و

Conjunction[edit]

و (va, o)

  1. and

Derived terms[edit]

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