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wāw

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Waw (wāw "hook") is the sixth letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician wāw Phoenician waw.svg, Aramaic waw Waw.svg, Hebrew vav (also vau) ו, Syriac waw ܘ and Arabic wāw و (sixth in abjadi order; 27th in modern Arabic order).

It represents the consonant [w] (in Modern Hebrew also [v]) and the vowels [u] and [o].

It is the origin of Greek Ϝ (digamma), Υ (upsilon) and Latin F, V and the derived letters U, W, Y.

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Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Alphabets.

wāw is part of the Phoenician alphabet group.

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