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Translingual

Cyrillic letter А а (A a), normal above, italics below.

Etymology

Early Cyrillic letter azǔ, from Greek α (a, “alpha”) From early Cyrillic letter azǔ, created in the tenth century from Greek α (a, “alpha”).

Letter

а (lower case, upper case А)

  1. The first letter of several Cyrillic alphabets.

Related terms

  • a (Latin alphabet)

See also


Old Church Slavonic

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *a.

Conjunction

а (a)

  1. and
  2. but

Descendants

  • Serbian: a
  • Slovene: a

Russian

Pronunciation

Letter

а (lower case, upper case А)[[Category:Template:lang:ru letters|а]]

  1. The first letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. It is followed by the letter б (b).

Usage notes

The Russian name for а (a) is а (ā), and in stressed syllables it has the sound of the long a in father. In unstressed positions, it is pronounced as a schwa, like the o in mother. (Unstressed Russian а (a) is pronounced the same as unstressed Russian о (o).)

Conjunction

а [[Category:Template:lang:ru conjunctions|а]]

  1. but, and (introduces a new or different meaning).
    Сего́дня тепло́, а вчера́ бы́ло хо́лодноIt is warm today, but yesterday it was cold.
    Это не я́блоко, а гру́шаThis is not an apple, but a pear.
    А что? — Why so?
    а тоor else

Interjection

а [[Category:Template:lang:ru interjections|а]]!

  1. well! (expressing surprise)

Abbreviation

а [[Category:Template:lang:ru abbreviations|а]]

  1. Abbreviation of ампер (ampér, “ampere”).

Serbian

Alternative spellings

  • a (Serbian Latin/Roman alphabet)

Letter

а (lower case, upper case А)

  1. The first letter of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet. It is followed by the letter б (b).

Usage notes

The Serbian name for а (a) is а (ā), and in stressed syllables it has the sound of the long a in father. In unstressed positions, it has the sound of the u in but.

Conjunction

а

  1. but
  2. and

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