᾿ U+1FBF, ᾿

Greek Extended

Translingual Edit

Symbol Edit


  1. smooth breathing, psile

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Ancient Greek Edit

A gray lowercase alpha with a red smooth breathing.

Etymology Edit

A reversed rough breathing mark ().

Diacritical mark Edit

᾿ ()

  1. A diacritical mark of the Greek script, called ψιλή (psilḗ, smooth) in Ancient Greek, and found on ()/ (), ()/ (), ()/ (), ()/ (), ()/ (), Υ̓/ () and ()/ (). It is also known by its Latin name spīritus lēnis or the English name smooth breathing. It is used to indicate a word-initial vowel.

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