๐Œพ U+1033E, 𐌾
GOTHIC LETTER JER
โ† ๐Œฝ
[U+1033D]
Gothic ๐Œฟ โ†’
[U+1033F]

Gothic

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Etymology

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Uncertain. Has been linked to Runic แ›ƒ (/โ jโ /), uncial Latin G, and even to a cursive Ancient Greek ฮž (X /โ ksโ /). Snรฆdal favours the Latin origin.[1] Latin โŸจgโŸฉ was indeed used for /j/ in various medieval languages. The Gothic letter may have been invented after Wulfila.

Letter

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๐Œพ โ€ข (j)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Gothic alphabet, representing /j/, with a numerical value of 60.

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Snรฆdal, Magnรบs, Gothic contact with Latin: Gotica Parisina and Wulfilaโ€™s alphabet, in: Askedal, J.O. & Nielsen, H.F. (ed.), Early Germanic languages in contact, Amsterdam, 2015, pp. 91-108, especially 100-101.