Today I heard about a very unusual and rare Cyrillic letter – the Multiocular O (Мультиокулярная О in Russian): ꙮ
According to Wikipedia, this letter is “a rare exotic glyph variant of the Cyrillic letter O. This glyph variant can be found in certain manuscripts in the phrase «серафими многоꙮчитїи» (many-eyed seraphim)”. It appears in a copy of the Psalms from about 1429.
This is an example of what it looks like in a sentence:
Some other unusual Cyrillic letters include:
- Monocular O: Ꙩ ꙩ – used in ꙩко (eye)
- Binocular O: Ꙫ ꙫ – used in ꙫчи ([two] eyes)
- Double Monocular O: Ꙭ ꙭ – used in ꙭчи ([two] eyes)
- Hundred thousands: ҈
- Millions: ҉
- Thousand millions: ꙲
None are commonly used, but I’m happy to know that they exist.
Who needs emoticons when you have letters like Ꙩ and Ꙭ?
Do you know of any other unusual letters in Cyrillic or other scripts?