𐍆

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𐍆 U+10346, 𐍆
GOTHIC LETTER FAIHU
← 𐍅
[U+10345]
Gothic 𐍇 β†’
[U+10347]

Gothic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ϝ (W, β€œdigamma”) or Latin F, or at the very least influenced by the latter. A connection has been made to Runic ᚠ (β€œfehu”), but this remains controversial.

Letter[edit]

𐍆 faihu

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Gothic alphabet, representing /f/, with a numerical value of 500.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • SnΓ¦dal, Magnus, 'Gothic Contact with Latin: Gotica Parisina and Wulfila's Alphabet', in: Askedal, J.O. and H.F. Nielsen ed., Early Germanic Languages in Contact (Amsterdam 2015) pp. 91-108, especially 102.