|Writing system||Latin script|
|Type||Alphabetic and Logographic|
|Language of origin||Old Norse language|
|Time period||~800 to ~1200|
|Transliteration equivalents||u, v, w|
|Other letters commonly used with||u, 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
|Unicode name||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER VEND||LATIN SMALL LETTER VEND||RUNIC LETTER WUNJO WYNN W||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER WYNN||LATIN LETTER WYNN|
|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|
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