ⓘ Koppa (Cyrillic)

Koppa (Cyrillic)

ⓘ Koppa (Cyrillic)

Koppa is an archaic letter-like numeral character of the Cyrillic script. Its form are derived from the Greek letter Koppa.

Koppa was used as a numeral character in the oldest Cyrillic manuscripts, representing the value 90 exactly as its Greek ancestor did. It was replaced relatively early by the Cyrillic letter Che Ч ч, which is similar in appearance and originally had no numeric value. Isolated examples of Ч used as a numeral are found in the East and South Slavonic areas as early as the eleventh century, though Koppa continued in regular use into the fourteenth century. In some varieties of Western Cyrillic, however, Koppa was retained, and Ч used with the value 60, replacing the Cyrillic letter Ksi Ѯ ѯ.

Cyrillic Koppa never had a phonetic value and was never used as a letter by any national language using Cyrillic. However, certain modern textbooks and dictionaries of Old Church Slavonic language insert this character among other letters of the early Cyrillic alphabet, either between П and Р to reproduce the Greek alphabetical order or at the very end of the list.

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  • the sound w for 6 koppa Ϙ, originally denoting the sound k for 90 and sampi for 900 While digamma and koppa were retained in their original
  • numeral, koppa 90 In ancient and medieval handwriting, koppa developed from through to The uppercase forms and can represent either koppa or stigma
  • as three Phoenician and Ionic ones that were not carried over: digamma, koppa and sampi. The position of those characters within the numbering system
  • distinction. C originated as a turned form of Greek Gamma Γ and Q from Greek Koppa Ϙ In later Latin, K survived only in a few forms such as Kalendae Q