𐍃

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Gothic s.svg
𐍃 U+10343, 𐍃
GOTHIC LETTER SAUIL
← 𐍂
[U+10342]
Gothic 𐍄 β†’
[U+10344]

Gothic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin S. Appears to have been a later Ostrogothic form influenced by Latin scriptoria, partially replacing the earlier "sigmoid" Gothic S (which however was still somewhat rarely used even in Ostrogothic manuscripts, concurrently with the Latin-type S). This sigmoid S resembled and is thought to have derived from Ancient Greek Ξ£ (S). (Some have considered the earlier sigmoid S to be derived from the α›Š rune instead.)

Letter[edit]

𐍃 β€’ (s)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Gothic alphabet, representing /s/, with a numerical value of 200.

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