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HistoryEedit

The Cyrillic letter А wis derived directly frae the Greek letter Alpha (Α α).

In the Early Cyrillic alphabet its name wis азъ (azǔ), meanin "I".

In the Cyrillic numeral seestem, the Cyrillic letter А haed a value o 1.

FairmEedit

Thro history the Cyrillic letter A haes haed various shapes, but the day is standardised on ane that leuks exactly like the Latin letter A, includin the italic fairms.


UisageEedit

In maist leids that uise the Cyrillic alphabet – such as Ukrainian, Belarusian, Roushie, Serbie, Macedonie an Bulgarie – the Cyrillic letter А represents the open front unroondit vowel /a/.

In Ingush an Chechen the Cyrillic letter А represents baith the open back unroondit vowel /ɑ/ an the mid-central vowel /ə/.

Computin codesEedit

Character А а
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAIPITAL LETTER A CYRILLIC SMAA LETTER A
Encodins decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1040 U+0410 1072 U+0430
UTF-8 208 144 D0 90 208 176 D0 B0
Numeric chairacter reference А А а а
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 225 E1 193 C1
CP 855 161 A1 160 A0
Windows-1251 192 C0 224 E0
ISO-8859-5 176 B0 208 D0
Mac Cyrillic 128 80 224 E0

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Freemit airtinsEedit

  •   The dictionar defineetion o А at Wiktionary
  •   The dictionar defineetion o а at Wiktionary