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]

Ox head hieroglyph Proto-Semitic ox head glyph that was presumably the source for 𐤀 (ʼ, “aleph”)

Presumably from a Proto-Sinaitic glyph based on a hieroglyph of an ox head,
F1
(𓃾).

Letter[edit]

𐤀 (ʾ)

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

Descendants[edit]

  • Ancient Greek: Α (A)
  • Aramaic: 𐡀
    • Classical Syriac: ܐ
      • Nabataean:
        • Arabic: ا, ء (ʾ)
          • Nko: ߊ
    • Hebrew: א
    • Mandaic:
    • Pahlavi:
      • Inscriptional Pahlavi: 𐭠 (ʾ)
      • Inscriptional Parthian: 𐭀 (ʾ)
      • Avestan: 𐬀, 𐬁
    • (debated) Brahmi: 𑀅

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