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

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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.

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