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Cyrillic letter Er
Cyrillic letter Er - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Phonetic usage:[r]
Name:рьци
Numeric value:100
Derived from:Greek letter Rho (Ρ ρ)
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀БВГҐ
ДЂЃЕЀЁЄ
ЖЗЗ́ЅИІЇ
И́ЍЙЈКЛЉ
МНЊОŌПР
СС́ТЋЌУӮ
ЎФХЦЧЏШ
ЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̄А̊А̃ӒӒ̄Ӕ
ӘӘ́Ә̃ӚВ̌ҒГ̑
Г̣Г̌ҔӺҒ̌ӶД̣
Д̆ԀӖЕ̄Е̃Ё̄Є̈
ӁҖӜҘӞЗ̌З̱
З̣ԐԐ̈ӠӢИ̃Ҋ
ӤҚӃҠҞҜК̣
ԚӅԮԒӍӉҢ
ԨӇҤО́О̀О̆О̂
О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆
ӪҨԤР̌ҎҪС̣
С̱Т̌Т̣ҬУ̃ӰӰ́
ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣Х̱Х̮
Х̑ҲӼӾҺҺ̈Ԧ
ҴҶӴӋҸҼҾ
Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇
ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌ
ԎԆԞ
ԪԬГ̧Г̄

Er (Р р; italics: Р р) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

It commonly represents the alveolar trill /r/, like the "rolled" sound in the Scottish pronunciation of ⟨r⟩ in "curd".

History

The Cyrillic letter er was derived from the Greek letter Rho (Ρ ρ).

The name of er in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was рьци (rĭci), meaning "speak".

In the Cyrillic numeral system, er had a value of 100.

Form

The Cyrillic letter Er (Р р) looks similar to the Greek letter Rho (Ρ ρ), and the same as the Latin letter P (П in Cyrillic).

Usage

As used in the alphabets of various languages, р represents the following sounds:

The pronunciations shown in the table are the primary ones for each language; for details consult the articles on the languages.

Language Position in
alphabet
Pronunciation
Belarusian 18th /r/
Bulgarian 17th /r/, /rʲ/
Macedonian 21st /r/
Russian 18th /r/, /rʲ/
Serbian 20th /r/
Ukrainian 21st /r/, /rʲ/

Related letters and other similar characters

Computing codes

Character information
Preview Р р
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ER CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ER
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1056 U+0420 1088 U+0440
UTF-8 208 160 D0 A0 209 128 D1 80
Numeric character reference Р Р р р
Named character reference Р р
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 242 F2 210 D2
Code page 855 226 E2 225 E1
Code page 866 144 90 224 E0
Windows-1251 208 D0 240 F0
ISO-8859-5 192 C0 224 E0
Macintosh Cyrillic 144 90 240 F0