օ U+0585, օ
ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER OH
ք
[U+0584]
Armenian ֆ
[U+0586]
See also: Օ, o, and O

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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ο(o). Introduced at the end of the 11th century to replace the diphthong աւ(aw), which by then had begun to be pronounced as [o], e.g. աւգոստոս(awgostos) became օգոստոս(ōgostos).

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

օ

օ lowercase (uppercase Օ)

  1. The 38th letter of Armenian alphabet. Represents close-mid back rounded vowel: [o]. Transliterated as ō (Hübschmann-Meillet-Benveniste) or ò (ISO 9985).

Usage notesEdit

  • The letter ո(o) too is pronounced as [o], except word-initially.
  • Because this letter is a late addition, it has no numerical value.
  • In Traditional Armenian orthography this is the 37th letter.

See alsoEdit