Ͱ U+0370, Ͱ
GREEK CAPITAL LETTER HETA
◌ͯ
[U+036F]
Greek and Coptic ͱ
[U+0371]

U+2C75, Ⱶ
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER HALF H

[U+2C74]
Latin Extended-C
[U+2C76]

Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

A variant of the letter Η (Ē) (eta), of which it retains the original sound value of /h/.

Letter edit

Ͱ (H) (upper case, lower case ͱ)

  1. The uppercase letter heta (ἧτα), used to represent the /h/ sound.

See also edit

Latin edit

Etymology edit

Created by the Roman Emperor Claudius.

Symbol edit

Ͱ (upper case , lower case )

  1. Used to represent the so called sonus medius, a short vowel sound between U and I before labial consonants in Latin words such as optumus and optimus, later used as a variant of y in inscriptions for Greek upsilon (as in Olympicus), possibly inspired by an early form of the spiritus asper.

Related terms edit