𐍉

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𐍉 U+10349, 𐍉
GOTHIC LETTER OTHAL
← 𐍈
[U+10348]
Gothic 𐍊 β†’
[U+1034A]

Gothic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Has been linked to both Ancient Greek Ο (O, β€œomikron”) and Ξ© (Ō, β€œomega”), as well as Runic α›Ÿ (representing long or short /o/). SnΓ¦dal (2015; see references) favours the first derivation, interpreting it as being (like the letter 𐌿 (u, β€œurus”)) an adapted allograph of Greek omikron.

Letter[edit]

𐍉 oΓΎal

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Gothic alphabet, representing /o/, with a numerical value of 800.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

𐍉 β€’ (ō)

  1. o ... ! (vocative particle)
  2. ha! (expressing scorn)

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 103.