A (А а; italics: А а) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.
It commonly represents an open central unrounded vowel /a/, like the pronunciation of 〈a〉 in "father".
The Cyrillic letter А is romanized using the Latin letter A.
The Cyrillic letter А was derived directly from the Greek letter Alpha (Α α).
In the Early Cyrillic alphabet its name was азъ (azǔ), meaning "I".
In the Cyrillic numeral system, the Cyrillic letter А had a value of 1.
Through history the Cyrillic letter A has had various shapes, but today is standardised on one that looks exactly like the Latin letter A, including the italic forms.
In most languages that use the Cyrillic alphabet – such as Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian, Serbian, Macedonian and Bulgarian – the Cyrillic letter А represents the open central unrounded vowel /a/.
In Ingush and Chechen the Cyrillic letter А represents both the open back unrounded vowel /ɑ/ and the mid-central vowel /ə/.
- The dictionary definition of А at Wiktionary
- The dictionary definition of а at Wiktionary