See also: -অ, অ-, , and আ-

U+0985, অ
BENGALI LETTER A
[unassigned: U+0984]

[U+0983]
Bengali
[U+0986]

Translingual edit

Etymology edit

From Siddham 𑖀, ultimately from Brahmi 𑀅 (a).

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  1. The first letter and first vowel of the Bengali script.

Usage notes edit

This letter only appears at the beginning of words, since the vowel it represents always follows a consonant letter (i.e., it’s the inherent vowel, attached to every consonant), unless a vowel diacritic is attached to the consonant, which modifies the vowel, or the inherent vowel is deleted following the schwa-dropping rules.

Assamese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɔ/
  • (file)

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(o)

  1. The first character in the Assamese alphabet.

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Bengali edit

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Etymology 1 edit

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(o)

  1. The first character in the Bengali alphabet.
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Etymology 2 edit

Interjection edit

(o)

  1. An exclamation to get someone's attention.
    ভাই, কেমন আছ?
    o bhai, kemon acho?
    Hey brother, how are you?
  2. An expression of regret.
    খোদা!
    o khōda!
    Oh God!

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Bishnupriya Manipuri edit

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(ô)

  1. The first character in the Bishnupriya Manipuri alphabet.

Kokborok edit

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(ô)

  1. The first character in the Tripura alphabet.