Uí (.h.)

Image:
Uí.png
File:
Letters displayed:
<h>
Base form in image, without marks, as it may appear to the untrained eye.
Represents in Irish:
/ hUí
In the scribe’s mind or in normalised spelling.
Appearance
Build type:
Combination
Notational device:
Baseline symbol
Components:
At the baseline:
Alphabetic letters:



H2a.png H2b.png
h (regular)
Represents: h (Irish)h (Latin)
Symbols:



Simplesquare-with-dots.png Simplesquare-with-dots-middle.png
enclosing punctus (abbreviating device)
Represents:
□()
Notational device: Baseline symbol
Comments
Note the suggestion by Donnchadh Ó Corráin, ‘Áui, Úi, Uí: a palaeographical problem?’ in Early medieval Ireland and Europe... (2015) that the abbreviation .h. ultimately derives from Tironian a.
Meaning
Represents:
In Irish: / hUí
Context