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Cyrillic letter Monocular O
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИІЇЍЙ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОŌПРСС́Т
ЋЌУӮЎФХ
ЦЧЏШЩЪЫ
ЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃ӚВ̌
ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌ҔӺҒ̌
ӶД̣Д̆ԀӖЕ̄Е̃
Ё̄Є̈ӁҖӜҘӞ
З̌З̱З̣ԐԐ̈ӠӢ
И̃ҊӤИ́ҚӃҠ
ҞҜК̣ԚӅԮԒ
ӍӉҢԨӇҤО́
О̀О̆О̂О̃ӦӦ̄Ө
Ө̄Ө́Ө̆ӪҨԤР̌
ҎҪС̣С̱Т̌Т̣Ҭ
У̃ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́Ұ
Х̣Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾ
ҺҺ̈ԦҴҶӴӋ
ҸҼҾЫ̆Ы̄ӸҌ
Э̆Э̄Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆
Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈Ԝ
Ӏ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌ
ԎԆԞ
ԪԬГ̧Г̄

Monocular O (majuscule: , minuscule: ) is one of the rare glyph variants of Cyrillic letter O. This glyph variant was used in certain manuscripts in the root word ꙩко (eye),[1] and also in some other functions, for example, in the word- and syllable-initial position. It is used in some late birchbark letters of the 14th and 15th centuries, where it is usually differentiated from a regular о, used after consonants, also by width, being a broad On (ѻ) with a dot inside.

It resembles the Latin letter for the bilabial click (ʘ) and the Gothic letter Hwair (𐍈). It was proposed for inclusion into Unicode in 2007 alongside the Binocular O, Double monocular O, and Multiocular O,[1] and was incorporated as characters U+A668 (majuscule) and U+A669 (minuscule) in Unicode version 5.1 (2008).[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Everson, Michael; Birnbaum, David; Cleminson, Ralph; et al. (2007-03-21). "Proposal to encode additional Cyrillic characters in the BMP of the UCS" (PDF). p. 4. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  2. ^ "Unicode Database - Derived Age". 2021-07-10. Retrieved 2021-12-20.