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See also: [U+C6B0 HANGUL SYLLABLE U] and [U+2625 ANKH]
Venus symbol (fixed width).svg
U+2640, ♀

Miscellaneous Symbols



A (copper/bronze) handmirror, symbol of the Roman goddess Venus. The cross was added in the 16th century to Christianize the symbol of a pagan god.


Presentations of ♀
♀︎ ♀️
Note: Character's appearance
may be different on each system.
Classical form of the symbol
  1. (biology) female
    • 1961 August 17, New Scientist, volume 11, number 248 (in English), Reed Business Information, ISSN 0262-4079, page 413:
      In his Mantissa Plantarum (1767) and Mantissa Plantarum altera (1771), [Linnaeus] regularly used ♂, and ☿ for male, female and hermaphrodite flowers respectively.
    • 1990, Charles S. Churcher, “Cranial Appendages of Giraffoidea”, George A. Bubenik, Anthony B. Bubenik, Horns, Pronghorns, and Antlers: Evolution, Morphology, Physiology, and Social Significance, New York: Springer-Verlag, →ISBN, chapter 1.5, page 183:
      Figure 2. Ossicones, secondary ossification, and sinuses of Giraffa: A Lateral aspect of skull showing courses of veins, areas of dense ossification (heavily stippled) and lesser secondary ossification (lightly stippled), and outlines of skull roofs of male (♂) and female () adults. (After Spinage 1968b.)
    • 2015 July 6, Andy Burns, “Re: C4 last leg”, in, Usenet[1] (in English):
      I was quite surprised that a few of my friends found the male ♂ (mars) and female (venus) symbols on toilets in pubs/bars confusing ...
  2. (botany, of a flower) pistillate, carpellate
  3. (astronomy, astrology) Venus
  4. (alchemy) copper (archaic)
  5. Friday (rare)


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Planetary symbols
Sun symbol (fixed width).svg · Mercury symbol (fixed width).svg · Venus symbol (fixed width).svg · Earth symbol (fixed width).svgGlobus cruciger (fixed width).svg · Moon crescent symbol (fixed width).svgMoon decrescent symbol (fixed width).svg · Mars symbol (fixed width).svg · Ceres symbol (fixed width).svg · Pallas symbol (fixed width).svg · Juno symbol (fixed width).svg · Vesta symbol (fixed width).svg · Hygiea symbol (astrological, fixed width).svg · Chiron symbol (fixed width).svg · Jupiter symbol (fixed width).svg · Saturn symbol (fixed width).svg · Uranus symbol (fixed width).svgUranus monogram (fixed width).svg · Neptune symbol (fixed width).svg · Pluto symbol (fixed width).svgPluto monogram (fixed width).svg · Orcus symbol (fixed width).svg · Haumea symbol (fixed width).svg · Quaoar symbol (fixed width).svg · Makemake symbol (fixed width).svg · Gonggong symbol (fixed width).svg · Eris symbol (fixed width).svgEris arrow symbol (uncapped).svg · Sedna symbol (fixed width).svg · Comet symbol (fixed width).svg
Gender symbols
male symbol (fixed width).svg · double Mars symbol.svg · venus symbol (fixed width).svg · Double Venus symbol.svg · male and female sign.svg · Heterosexuality symbol.svg · Transgender symbol.svg · Gender sign.svg · Agender symbol.svg · neuter symbol.svg · Eris arrow symbol (fixed width).svg · Rotated Venus.svg · Mercury symbol (fixed width).svg

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