Suspension strokes

The most common of all superscript marks used in Irish manuscripts is the suspension stroke. This page is intended to complement the corrresponding entry by gathering a variety of examples that illustrate its many usages and organising the collection in a way which readers may find convenient.

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For a general list of superscript marks, go to superscripts and subscripts.

Marks over single characters

> A-with-susp-stroke.png a with suspension stroke
Represents: » an, ach, a() (Irish) » a() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> Ber-b-Dv2af12vb.png b with suspension stroke
Represents: » ber, bar, b() (Irish) » b() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> no image available c with suspension stroke
Represents: » c() (Irish) » c() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> no image available conn (reversed c with stroke)
Represents: » conn, con() (Irish) » con() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol, Baseline symbol
> G1303p17-nd.png d with suspension stroke
Represents: » nd, d(), ()d (Irish) » d(), ()d (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> no image available f with suspension stroke
Represents: » f(), for, féin (Irish) » f() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> no image available g with suspension stroke
Represents: » gn, gan, g() (Irish) » g() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> I-with-susp-stroke.png i with suspension stroke
Represents: » i(), in, ingen (Irish) » i() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> Lstroke-Dv2af12v.png l with suspension stroke
Represents: » l() (Irish) » l() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> M-with-susp-stroke.png m with suspension stroke
Represents: » mar, m(), ()m (Irish) » m() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> N-with-stroke-Dii1f124ra.png n with suspension stroke
Represents: » nn, n(), ()n() (Irish) » nn, n(), ()n() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> no image available p with suspension stroke
Represents: » p() (Irish) » p() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> R-with-susp-stroke.png r with suspension stroke
Represents: » r(), ()r (Irish) » r(), ()r (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> Acht (insular s).png s (insular) with suspension stroke
Represents: » acht, cht, sed, s(), ()s() (Irish) » sed, s() (Latin)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol


Marks over digraphs, ligatures or multiple characters

> A12p37-dicitur.png dicitur (dr digraph)
Represents: » dicitur (Latin) 
> Eter-1.png eter (ligature)
Represents: » eter (Irish)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol, Ligature
> Mac-1.png Mc-for-mac.png Mac-3.png mac (mc with suspension stroke)
Represents: » mac, maic, meic (Irish) 
> Ocusfor-23E29p112.png ocus for (ligature)
Represents: » ocus for, et for (Irish)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol, Ligature
> Sin1.png Sin2.png sin (suspension stroke)
Represents: » sin » Notational device: Superscript symbol, Digraph


Miscellaneous

Suspension strokes combined

> M-w-susp-stroke.png m stroke with suspension stroke
Represents: » □m(), □()m() (Irish)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> Doublesuspensionstroke(23O48af26).png suspension stroke (double)
 » U+033F
Represents: » □nn (Irish)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
> no image available suspension stroke and punctum delens
Represents: » □()h, □()he, □aigh(e), □aidh(e), □aibh(e) » Notational device: Superscript symbol

A variation

> Wavy-3B23p44b.png suspension stroke (wavy)
Represents: » □()r, □ir, □er, □ar, ir□ (Irish)  » Notational device: Allograph » Allograph of:  suspension stroke