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The Ancient Greek letter u03D8 (lowercase u03D9).
Koppa is an archaic letter-like numeral character of the Cyrillic script. Its form are derived from the Greek letter Koppa. Koppa was used as a numeral character in oldest Cyrillic manuscripts, representing value 90. It was replaced relatively early by the Cyrillic letter Che, which is similar in appearance and originally had no numeric value. Isolated examples of Ч used as a numeral are found in the East and South Slavonic areas as early as the eleventh century, though Koppa continued in regular use into the fourteenth century. In some varieties of Western Cyrillic, however, Koppa was retained, and Ч used with the value 60, replacing the Cyrillic letter Ksi. Cyrillic Koppa never had a phonetic value and was never used as a letter of any national language using Cyrillic. However, certain modern textbooks and dictionaries of Old Church Slavonic language insert this character among other letters of the early Cyrillic alphabet.
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