Cyrillic letter Multiocular O
U+A66E multiocular O (10 eyes).svg
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀А̄ӒБВГ
ҐДЂЃЕЕ́ЀЕ̄
ЁЁ́ЄЄ́ЖЗЗ́Ѕ
ИІІ́І̄І̀ЇЇ́И́
ЍӢЙЈКЛЉМ
НЊОО́О̀ŌПР
СС́ТЋЌУУ́У̀
ӮЎӰ́ФХЦЧЏ
ШЩЪЪ̀Ъ̈Ъ̄ЫЫ́
ЬѢЭЭ́Э̀ЮЮ́Ю̀
ЯЯ́Я̀
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄А̨ӔӘӘ́
Ә̀Ә̃ӚӘ̄В̌ҒГ̑Г̣
Г̌ҔӺҒ̌ӶД́Д̀Д̌
Д̈Д̣Д̅Д̆ӖЕ̃Ё̄Є̈
ӁЖ̓ҖӜЖ̣ҘӞЗ̌
З̱З̣З̆З̓ԐԐ̈ӠИ̃
ҊӤІ̄́І̨Ј̄ҚК̈Ӄ
ҠҞҜК̣ԚЛ́Л̀Ӆ
ԮԒМ́ӍН́Н̀Н̃Н̄
ӉҢԨӇҤО̆О̂О̃
ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆ӪҨ
ԤП̈Р́Р̌ҎС̀С̌Ҫ
С̣С̱Т́Т̀Т̈Т̌Т̣Ҭ
Т‍ЬУ̃ӰӲУ̊Ӱ̄ҮҮ́
Ү̈ҰХ̣Х̱Х̮Х̑Х̌Ҳ
ӼӾҺҺ́Һ̈ԦЦ́Ц̌
Ц̈ҴЧ̀ҶӴӋҸЧ̇
ҼҾШ̆Ш̈Ш̣Ы̆Ы̄Ӹ
Ь́Ь̈ҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇ӬӬ́
Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈
Я̈́ԜԜ́ӀӀ́
Archaic letters
ҀѺОУ
ѠѼѾ
ѤѦѪѨ
ѬѮѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌԎԆ
ԞԪԬГ̧
Г̄

Multiocular O () is a rare glyph variant of the Cyrillic letter O. This glyph variant can be found in a single 15th century manuscript, in the Old Church Slavonic phrase "серафими многꙮ҄читїи" (serafimi mnogoočitii, "many-eyed seraphim"). It was documented by Yefim Karsky[1] from a copy of the book of Psalms[2] from around 1429, now found in the collection[3] of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.

The character was proposed for inclusion into Unicode in 2007[4] and incorporated as character U+A66E in Unicode version 5.1 (2008).[5] The representative glyph had seven eyes. However, in 2021, following a tweet highlighting the character,[6] it came to linguist Michael Everson's attention that the character in the 1429 manuscript was actually made up of ten eyes. After a 2022 proposal to change the character to reflect this, it was updated later that year for Unicode 15.0 to have ten eyes.[7][8]

The letter in the original manuscript.
The incorrect form originally implemented into Unicode (2007-2022).

See also

References

  1. ^ Карский, Ефим (1979). Славянская кирилловская палеография. Moscow. p. 197.
  2. ^ "Рукопись 308. Псалтирь. напис. 1429 (?) года". folio 243v. Archived from the original on 3 August 2021. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Славянские рукописи — Главная библиотека". Archived from the original on 3 August 2021. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  4. ^ 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. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-04-10. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  5. ^ Compart AG (2018). "Unicode Character "ꙮ" (U+A66E)". Archived from the original on 2018-08-04. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  6. ^ @etiennefd on Twitter (2020-10-31). "Happy Halloween! I feel like I have to talk about something scary.[…]". Retrieved 2022-11-02.
  7. ^ "Cyrillic Extended-B; Range: A640–A69F" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-02-13.
  8. ^ Everson, Michael. "Proposal to revise the glyph of CYRILLIC LETTER MULTIOCULAR O" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2022-03-22. Retrieved 2022-03-22.