U+09F0, ৰ
BENGALI LETTER RA WITH MIDDLE DIAGONAL

[U+09EF]
Bengali
[U+09F1]

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Siddham 𑖨 (ra), with a stroke in the middle to differentiate from *ব (ba/va). Similar solution was applied to Devanagari (ba) but for "ba" sound.

LetterEdit

  1. Letter of the Bengali script.

Usage notesEdit

It mostly represents the sound corresponding to RA, but is used in Pali to represent the sound corresponding to VA.

It is no longer used in the Bengali language itself.

AssameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

(r)

  1. The 38th character in the Assamese alphabet.

See alsoEdit

(Bengali script letters) ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ অ’,‎ এ’,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ক্ষ,‎ ড়,‎ ঢ়,‎ য়,‎ ,‎ ,‎ ,‎ (Category: Assamese letters) [edit]

BengaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

(r)

  1. (obsolete) Bengali letter ra. [until 19th c.]
    Synonym: (ro)

MaithiliEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

(ra)

  1. Maithili character ra.

Alternative formsEdit

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From iva.

ParticleEdit

  1. Bengali script form of va (like, as if)