𐤀

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

Phoenician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Canaanite Protoalef.svg, from Proto-Sinaitic Proto-semiticA-01.svg, 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
    • Gothic: 𐌰 (a)
    • Old Italic: 𐌀
  • Aramaic: 𐡀(ʾ)
    • Classical Syriac: ܐ
      • Nabataean: 01 aleph.svg
        • Arabic: ا, ء(ʾ)
          • Nko: ߊ
      • Turkic: 𐰀
    • Hebrew: א
    • Mandaic:
    • Pahlavi:
      • Inscriptional Pahlavi: 𐭠(ʾ)
      • Inscriptional Parthian: 𐭀(ʾ)
      • Avestan: 𐬀‎, 𐬁
    • (debated) Brahmi: 𑀅 (see there for further descendants)

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