Thorn with stroke

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Ꝥꝥ

(minuscule: ), or Þ (thorn) with stroke was a scribal abbreviation common in the Middle Ages. It was used for Old English :þæt (Modern English "that"), as well as Old Norse : þor-, the -þan/-ðan in síðan, [1] þat, þæt, and þess. In Old English texts, the stroke tended to be more slanted, while in Old Norse texts it was straight. In Middle English times, the ascender of the þ was reduced (making it similar to the Old English letter Wynn, ƿ), which caused the thorn with stroke abbreviation ( OE thaet.png ) to be replaced with a thorn with a small t above the letter ( Middle English that.svg ).

Unicode encodes Ꝥ as U+A764LATIN CAPITAL LETTER THORN WITH STROKE (HTML Ꝥ), and ꝥ at U+A765LATIN SMALL LETTER THORN WITH STROKE (HTML ꝥ).

A thorn with a stroke on the descender also exists, used historically as an abbreviation for the word "through". [2] The codepoints are U+A766LATIN CAPITAL LETTER THORN WITH STROKE THROUGH DESCENDER (HTML Ꝧ), and U+A767LATIN SMALL LETTER THORN WITH STROKE THROUGH DESCENDER (HTML ꝧ).

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References

  1. AM 655, p1 recto, lines 4, 14, & 17
  2. http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/ihd/laeme2/tagged_data/cotowlbt.html.{{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)