Vend (letter)

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Ꝩ ꝩ
Writing cursive forms of Ꝩ
Usage
Writing systemLatin script
TypeAlphabetic and Logographic
Language of originOld Norse language
Phonetic usage[u]
[v]
[w]
/vɛnd/
Unicode valueU+A768, U+A769
History
Development
Time period~800 to ~1200
DescendantsNone
SistersNone
Transliteration equivalentsu, v, w
Other
Other letters commonly used withu, v, w

Vend (Ꝩ, ꝩ) is a letter of Old Norse. It was used to represent the sounds /u/, /v/, and /w/.

It was related to and probably derived from the Old English letter Wynn of the Runic alphabet (ᚹ) and later the Latin alphabet (Ƿ ƿ), except that the bowl was open on the top, not being connected to the stem, which made it somewhat resemble a letter Y. It was eventually replaced with v or u for most writings.

Vend in Unicode and HTML entities[edit]

Character Ƿ ƿ
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER VEND LATIN SMALL LETTER VEND RUNIC LETTER WUNJO WYNN W LATIN CAPITAL LETTER WYNN LATIN LETTER WYNN
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 42856 U+A768 42857 U+A769 5817 U+16B9 503 U+01F7 447 U+01BF
UTF-8 234 157 168 EA 9D A8 234 157 169 EA 9D A9 225 154 185 E1 9A B9 199 183 C7 B7 198 191 C6 BF
Numeric character reference Ꝩ Ꝩ ꝩ ꝩ ᚹ ᚹ Ƿ Ƿ ƿ ƿ