En (Cyrillic)

En (Н н; italics: Н н) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

Cyrillic letter En
Cyrillic letter En - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Phonetic usage:[n]
Numeric value:50
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍЙІЇ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОŌПРСС́Т
ЋЌУӮЎФХ
ЦЧЏШЩЪЫ
ЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃ӚВ̌
ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌ҔӺҒ̌
ӶД̣Д̆ӖЕ̄Е̃Ё̄
Є̈ӁҖӜҘӞЗ̌
З̱З̣ԐԐ̈ӠӢИ̃
ҊӤИ́ҚӃҠҞ
ҜК̣ԚӅԮԒӍ
ӉҢԨӇҤО́О̀
О̆О̂О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄
Ө́Ө̆ӪҨԤР̌Ҏ
ҪС̣С̱Т̌Т̣ҬУ̃
ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣
Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺ
Һ̈ԦҴҶӴӋҸ
ҼҾЫ̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆
Э̄Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈
Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌ
ԎԆԞ
ԘԪԬГ̧Г̄

It commonly represents the dental nasal consonant /n/, like the pronunciation of ⟨n⟩ in "neat".

HistoryEdit

The Cyrillic letter En was derived from the Greek letter Nu (Ν ν).

The name of En in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was нашь (našĭ), meaning "ours".

FormEdit

The capital Cyrillic letter En looks exactly the same as the capital Latin letter H but, as with most Cyrillic letters, the lowercase form is simply a smaller version of the uppercase. Rather than from the Greek letter Eta, from which Latin H originated, the Cyrillic letter En ⟨Н⟩ was derived from the Greek letter Nu. By exception, the Romanian Cyrillic alphabet used N and ɴ,[citation needed] instead of Н and н. The confusion between the two characters forms part of the plot of the Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express.

Related letters and other similar charactersEdit

Computing codesEdit

Character information
Preview Н н
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER EF CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER EN
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1053 U+041D 1085 U+043D
UTF-8 208 157 D0 9D 208 189 D0 BD
Numeric character reference Н Н н н
Named character reference Н н
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 238 EE 206 CE
Code page 855 213 D5 212 D4
Code page 866 141 8D 173 AD
Windows-1251 205 CD 237 ED
ISO-8859-5 189 BD 221 DD
Macintosh Cyrillic 141 8D 237 ED

External linksEdit

  •   The dictionary definition of Н at Wiktionary
  •   The dictionary definition of н at Wiktionary