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՟

Character  ՟ 
Unicode name ARMENIAN ABBREVIATION MARK
Unicode block Armenian
Codepoint U+055F

ArmenianEdit

The word Աստուած (Astuac, God) abbreviated. Only first and last letters are written.
The word Սուրբ (Surb, Holy) abbreviated. Only first and last letters are written.

Punctuation markEdit

՟

  1. Armenian abbreviation mark. It was placed on top of the part of the word to indicate that it was abbreviated. Called պատիվ (pativ) in Armenian.

Usage notesEdit

  • Not used in modern Armenian.
  • The sign should be placed on top of a letter, but most current fonts do not do that: they show it following a letter, e.g. Ած՟ (Ac.).
  • The most common abbreviations were:
    Ած՟ (Ac.) = Աստուած (Astuac)
    Այ՟ (Ay.) = Աստուածոյ (Astuacoy)
    յԱյ՟ (yAy.) = յԱստուածոյ (yAstuacoy)
    Ավ՟ (Av.) = Աստուածով (Astuacov)
    ամ՟ (am.) = ամենայն (amenayn)
    պտ՟ (pt.) = պատասխանի (patasxani)
    սբ՟ (sb.) = սուրբ (surb)
    -ութի՟ (-utʿi.) = -ութիւն (-utʿiwn), -ութե՟ (-utʿe.) = -ութեան (-utʿean), -ութէ՟ (-utʿē.) = -ութենէ (-utʿenē)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Eteri Tumanjan (1971), Drevnearmjanskij jazyk [The Old Armenian Language], Moscow: Nauka, page 19