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HistoryEdit

The Cyrillic letter er was derived from the Greek letter rho (Ρ ρ).

The name of er in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was рьци (rĭci), meaning "speak".

In the Cyrillic numeral system, er had a value of 100.

FormEdit

The Cyrillic letter er (Р р) looks similar to the Greek letter rho (Ρ ρ), and the same as the Latin letter P (P p).

UsageEdit

As used in the alphabets of various languages, р represents the following sounds:

The pronunciations shown in the table are the primary ones for each language; for details consult the articles on the languages.

Language Position in
alphabet
Pronunciation
Belarusian 18th /r/
Bulgarian 17th /r/, /rʲ/
Macedonian 21st /r/
Russian 18th /r/, /rʲ/
Serbian 20th /r/
Ukrainian 21st /r/, /rʲ/

Related letters and other similar charactersEdit

Computing codesEdit

Character Р р
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ER CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ER
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1056 U+0420 1088 U+0440
UTF-8 208 160 D0 A0 209 128 D1 80
Numeric character reference Р Р р р
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 242 F2 210 D2
Code page 855 226 E2 225 E1
Code page 866 144 90 224 E0
Windows-1251 208 D0 240 F0
ISO-8859-5 192 C0 224 E0
Macintosh Cyrillic 144 90 240 F0

External linksEdit

  •   The dictionary definition of Р at Wiktionary
  •   The dictionary definition of р at Wiktionary