𐤀

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𐤀 U+10900, 𐤀
PHOENICIAN LETTER ALF
𐣿
[U+108FF]
Phoenician 𐤁
[U+10901]

Phoenician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Canaanite , from Proto-Sinaitic , from Egyptian 𓃾 (see kꜣ) representing an ox head, whence the letter name ⁧𐤀𐤋𐤐(ʾlp, head of cattle).

Letter[edit]

𐤀⁩ (ʾ)

  1. The first letter of the Phoenician abjad, called aleph.

Descendants[edit]

  • Ancient Greek: Α (A)
    • Coptic: (A)
    • Cyrillic: А (A)
    • Gothic: 𐌰 (a)
    • Old Italic: 𐌀
      • Latin: A
      • Runic: (a)
  • Aramaic: ⁧𐡀(ʾ)
    • Hebrew: ⁧א
    • Syriac: ⁧ܐ⁩, ⁧ܐ⁩, ⁧ܐ
    • Pahlavi:
      • Inscriptional Pahlavi: ⁧𐭠(ʾ)
      • Inscriptional Parthian: ⁧𐭀(ʾ)
      • Psalter Pahlavi: ⁧𐮀(ʾ)
      • Avestan: ⁧𐬀(a), ⁧𐬁(ā)
    • Nabataean: 𐢀, ⁧𐢁(ʾ)
      • Arabic: ⁧ا⁩, ⁧ء(ʔ)
    • Mandaic: ⁧
    • Hatran: ⁧𐣠(ʾ)
    • Palmyrene: ⁧𐡠(ʾ)
    • Elymaic: ⁧𐿠
    • Kharosthi:⁧𐨀
    • (debated) Brahmi: 𑀅 (see there for further descendants)

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