Alphabets

This page lists of the various symbols in the Alphabets group.

An alphabet is a standard set of letters (basic written symbols or graphemes) which is used to write one or more languages based on the general principle that the letters represent phonemes (basic significant sounds) of the spoken language. This is in contrast to other types of writing systems, such as syllabaries (in which each character represents a syllable) and logographies (in which each character represents a word, morpheme or semantic unit).

Symbols in this group:

Alphabet of Daggers

A-Z of the alphabet of daggers

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Ankh Symbol

The Ankh for the ancient Egyptians was the symbol (the actual Hieroglyphic sign) of life but it is a persistent icon that remains with us even today as a Christian cross.

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Ansuz (rune)

One of the gods

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Arabic alphabet

The Arabic alphabet (Arabic: أَبْجَدِيَّة عَرَبِيَّة‎ ’abjadiyyah ‘arabiyyah) or Arabic abjad is the Arabic script as it is codified for writing the Arabic language. It is written from right to left, in a cursive style, and includes 28 letters. Because letters usually stand for consonants, it is classified as an abjad.

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Bǎihé

Chinese characters representing "Bǎihé", which translates as 'Lily'.

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Bǎikē quánshū (simplified)

Chinese characters representing "Bǎikē quánshū", which translates as 'Encyclopedia'.

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Biānniánshǐ

Chinese characters representing "Biānniánshǐ", which translates as 'Chronicle' or 'Annals'.

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Bjarkan

Symbolizes the birch tree and the growth of new life.

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Brothers Symbol

The Brothers symbol is depicted in almost every creation story among the Native American Indians.

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Cháhuā (simplified)

Chinese characters representing "Cháhuā", which translates as 'Camellia'.

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Cher/Chor

Indicates a good crop/harvest for the year.

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Dagaz

Day/light

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Dàishǔ

Chinese characters representing "Dàishǔ", which translates as 'Kangaroo'.

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Dǎo (simplified)

Chinese character representing "Dǎo", which translates as 'Island'.

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Dìzhèn

Chinese characters representing "Dìzhèn", which translates as 'Earthquake'.

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Dòufu

Chinese characters representing "Dòufu", which can be translated as either 'Tofu' or 'Bean curd'.

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English alphabet

The modern English alphabet is a Latin alphabet consisting of 26 letters.

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Eoh

Horse, movement, path of the sun

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Fehu

wealth, cattle

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Guā

Chinese character representing "Guā", which translates as 'Melon'.

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Guī

Chinese character representing "Guī", which translates as 'Turtle'.

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Guǒ

Chinese character representing "Guǒ", which translates as 'Fruit'.

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Hagel

Represents hail and various other misfortunes, typically brought upon by nature

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Hǎi

Chinese character representing "Hǎi", which translates as 'Sea'.

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Hǎizhē

Chinese characters representing "Hǎizhē", which translates as 'Jellyfish'.

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Hebrew alphabet

The Hebrew alphabet (alefbet ʿIvri ), known variously by scholars as the Jewish script, square script, block script, or more historically, the Assyrian alphabet, is used in the writing of the Hebrew language, as well as other Jewish languages, most notably Yiddish, Ladino, and Judeo-Arabic. There have been two script forms in use. The original old Hebrew script is known as the paleo-Hebrew script (which has been largely preserved, in an altered form, in the Samaritan script), while the present "square" form of the Hebrew alphabet is a stylized form of the Assyrian script. Various "styles" (in current terms, "fonts") of representation of the letters exist. There is also a cursive Hebrew script, which has also varied over time and place.

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Hóu

Chinese character representing "Hóu", which translates as 'Monkey'.

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Huǒshān

Chinese characters representing "Huǒshān", which translates as 'Volcano'.

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Infinity Symbol

The infinity symbol (sometimes called the lemniscate) is a mathematical symbol representing the concept of infinity.

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Ji

The Chinese good luck symbols Ji means lucky, auspicious and propitious

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Jiàn (simplified)

Chinese character representing "Jiàn", which translates as 'Sword'.

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Jiāng (noun)

Chinese character representing "Jiāng", which translates as 'Ginger'.

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Jiāo táng

Chinese characters representing "Jiāo táng", which translates as 'Caramel'.

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Jīn

Chinese character representing "Jīn", which translates as 'Gold'.

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Jìyuàn

Chinese characters representing "Jìyuàn", which translates as 'Brothel'.

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Laguz

*Laguz or *Laukaz is the reconstructed Proto-Germanic name of the l-rune ᛚ, *laguz meaning "water" or "lake" and *laukaz meaning "leek".

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Làjiāo

Chinese characters representing "Làjiāo", which translates as 'Chili pepper'.

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Chinese character representing "Lí", which translates as 'Pear'.

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Liú

Chinese character representing "Liú", which translates as 'Sulphur'.

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Chinese character representing "Lù", which translates as 'Deer'.

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Chinese character representing "Mǎ", which translates as 'Horse'.

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Madr

Human/man

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Mángguǒ

Chinese characters representing "Mángguǒ", which translates as 'Mango'.

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Chinese character representing "Mò", which translates as 'Ink'.

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Mòlì

Chinese characters representing "Mòlì", which translates as 'Jasmine'.

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The character 木 (mù ) means "tree" in Chinese and looks actually like a tree.

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Mǔdān

Chinese characters representing "Mǔdān", which translates as 'Peony'.

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Niú

Chinese character representing "Niú", which can be variously translated as 'Ox', 'Cow' or 'Bull'.

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Phoenician alphabet

The Phoenician alphabet, called by convention the Proto-Canaanite alphabet for inscriptions older than around 1200 BC, was a non-pictographic consonantal alphabet, or abjad. It was used for the writing of Phoenician, a Northern Semitic language, used by the civilization of Phoenicia. It is classified as an abjad because it records only consonantal sounds (matres lectionis were used for some vowels in certain late varieties).

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Pi (letter)

Pi (/ˈpaɪ/; Greek: [pi], uppercase Π, lowercase π) is the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet, representing [p]. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 80. It was derived from the Phoenician letter pe Phoenician pe.svg. Letters that arose from pi include Cyrillic Pe (П, п), Coptic pi (Ⲡ, ⲡ), and Gothic pairthra (

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Píng

Chinese character representing "Píng", which translates as 'Apple'.

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psi

Psi is the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet and has a numeric value of 700. In both Classical and Modern Greek, the letter indicates the combination /ps/ (as in English word "lapse")

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Pútáo

Chinese characters representing "Pútáo", which translates as 'Grapes' (can also indicate the singular 'Grape').

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Qiǎokèlì

Chinese characters representing "Qiǎokèlì", which translates as 'Chocolate'.

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Què (simplified)

Chinese character representing "Què", which translates as 'Finch'.

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Raido

Ride, journey

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Rì chū (simplified)

Chinese characters representing "Rì chū", which translates as 'Sunrise'.

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Rìluò

Chinese characters representing "Rìluò", which translates as 'Sunset'.

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Ròuguì

Chinese characters representing "Ròuguì", which translates as 'Cinnamon'.

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Russian alphabet

The Russian alphabet (Russian: русский алфавит, transliteration: rússkij alfavít) is a form of the Cyrillic script, developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the 10th century AD at the Preslav Literary School. The modern Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters.

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Rǔxiāng

Chinese characters representing "Rǔxiāng", which translates as 'Frankincense'.

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Sa (kana)

さ, in hiragana, or サ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both represent [sa]. The shapes of these kana originate from 左 and 散, respectively.

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Shān

Chinese character representing "Shān", which translates as 'Mountain'.

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Shin

Shin (also spelled Šin (šīn) or Sheen) literally means "teeth", "press", and "sharp"; It is the twenty-first letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician Shin Phoenician Hebrew Shin ש, Aramaic Shin Syriac Shin ܫ, and Arabic Shin ش‎ (in abjadi order, 13th in modern order). Its sound value is a voiceless sibilant, [ʃ] or [s].

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Sī (simplified)

Chinese character representing "Sī", which translates as 'Silk'.

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Suǒ zi jiǎ

Chinese characters representing "Suǒ zi jiǎ", which translates as 'Chainmail'.

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Táng

Chinese character representing "Táng", which translates as 'Sugar'.

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Táng shí

Chinese characters representing "Táng shí", which translate as 'Confection'.

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The Phoenix Symbol

In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix (Ancient Greek φοίνιξ phóinīx) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.

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Thurisaz, þurisaz

The god Thor, giant

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Tiějiàng (simplified)

Chinese characters representing "Tiějiàng", which translates as 'Blacksmith'.

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Tóng (simplified)

Chinese character representing "Tóng", which translates as 'Copper'.

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Wind furnace (process, #1)

An alchemical symbol that indicates to process something in a wind furnace.

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Wynn

joy, bliss

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Xiàng

Chinese character representing "Xiàng", which translates as 'Elephant'.

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Xiāngcài

Chinese characters representing "Xiāngcài", which can be translated as either 'Parsley' or 'Coriander'.

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Xiàngyá

Chinese characters representing "Xiàngyá", which translates as 'Ivory'.

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Xuě (simplified)

Chinese character representing "Xuě", which translates as 'Snow'.

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Yáng

Chinese character representing "Yáng", which translates as 'Sheep'.

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Yāpiàn (simplified)

Chinese characters representing "Yāpiàn", which translates as 'Opium'.

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Yèyīng (simplified)

Chinese characters representing "Yèyīng", which can be translated as 'Nightingale' or, more generally, 'Bulbul' (referring to a family of the Passerine order of birds).

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Yín (simplified)

Chinese character representing "Yín", which translates as 'Silver'.

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Yóumù

Chinese characters representing "Yóumù", which translates as 'Nomad'.

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Chinese character representing "Yù", which translates as 'Jade'.

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Zhāngyú (simplified)

Chinese characters representing "Zhāngyú", which translates as 'Octopus'.

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Zhú

Chinese character representing "Zhú", which translates as 'Bamboo'.

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