Cyrillic letter Ot
Cyrillic letter ot.svg
Numeric value:800
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АА́А̀А̄ӒБВ
ГҐДЂЃЕЕ́
ЀЕ̄ЁЄЖЗЗ́
ЅИІЇИ́ЍӢ
ЙЈКЛЉМН
ЊОО́О̀ŌПР
СС́ТЋЌУУ́
ӮЎФХЦЧЏ
ШЩЪЫЬЭЮ
Я
Non-Slavic letters
ӐА̊А̃Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́
Ә̃ӚВ̌ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌
ҔӺҒ̌ӶД̣Д̆Ӗ
Е̃Ё̄Є̈ӁҖӜҘ
ӞЗ̌З̱З̣ԐԐ̈Ӡ
И̃ҊӤҚӃҠҞ
ҜК̣ԚӅԮԒӍ
ӉҢԨӇҤО̆О̂
О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́Ө̆
ӪҨԤР̌ҎҪС̣
С̱Т̌Т̣ҬУ̃ӰӰ́
ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣Х̱Х̮
Х̑ҲӼӾҺҺ̈Ԧ
ҴҶӴӋҸҼҾ
Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇
ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌ
ԎԆԞ
ԪԬГ̧Г̄
A page from Azbuka, the first Russian textbook, printed by Ivan Fyodorov in 1574. This page features the Cyrillic alphabet.
A page from Azbuka, the first Russian textbook, printed by Ivan Fyodorov in 1574. This page features the Cyrillic alphabet.

Ot (Ѿ ѿ; italics: Ѿ ѿ) is a letter of the early Cyrillic alphabet. Though it originated as a ligature of the letters Omega (Ѡ ѡ) and Te (Т т), it functions as a discrete letter of the alphabet, placed between х and ц.[1] This can be seen in the first printed Cyrillic abecedarium (illustrated), and continues in modern usage.[2]

Ot is used in Church Slavonic to represent the preposition отъ 'from' and prefix от-. It does not stand for this sequence of letters in any other context, nor can the sequence от be substituted for it where it does occur. It is used with a similar purpose in mediaeval manuscripts of other Slavonic languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet. In printed books ѿ is often used in preference to (ѡ҃) for the numeral 800.

Computing codes

Character information
Preview Ѿ ѿ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER OT CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER OT
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 1150 U+047E 1151 U+047F
UTF-8 209 190 D1 BE 209 191 D1 BF
Numeric character reference Ѿ Ѿ ѿ ѿ

References

  1. ^ Note that Ivan Fedorov’s alphabet does not include ѡ (though it does include ѽ). This is because it does include ѻ, which was considered orthographically equivalent; one may compare the alphabet from Spiridon Sobol’s abecedarium of 1631, which has ѡ where Ivan Fedorov has ѻ.
  2. ^ Иеромонах Алипий, Грамматика церковно-славянского языка, Saint Petersburg, 1997, p. 17