Thorn with stroke
Ꝥ (minuscule: ꝥ), 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 ( ) to be replaced with a thorn with a small t above the letter ( ).
Unicode encodes Ꝥ as U+A764 Ꝥ latin capital letter thorn with stroke (HTML:
Ꝥ), and ꝥ at U+A765 ꝥ latin small letter thorn with stroke (HTML:
A thorn with a stroke on the descender also exists. The codepoints are U+A766 Ꝧ latin capital letter thorn with stroke through descender (HTML:
Ꝧ), and U+A767 ꝧ latin small letter thorn with stroke through descender (HTML:
- Michael Everson (editor), Peter Baker et al (30 January 2006). "Proposal to add medievalist characters to the UCS" (PDF). Retrieved 5 September 2010.
- Andrew West, What's that?, an article about the proposal to add medievalist characters to the UCS
- Unicode Character 'Latin capital letter thorn with stroke' (U+A764)
- Unicode Character 'Latin small letter thorn with stroke' (U+A765)
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