ut (v and 9-like symbol)
Image: 1.  Ut-Dii1f122vb.png 2. Ut-RawlB512f12vb.png
» 1. [File] Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS D ii 1 (1225) = Leabhar Uí Mhaine (The Book of Uí Maine) [1394], f. 122vb
» 2. [File] Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512 [s. xv – s. xviin], f. 12vb

Letter(s) displayed: <v> (base form in image, without marks, as it may appear to the untrained eye)
Represents in Latin: ut (in the scribe's mind or in normalised spelling)
Build type: Combination
Notational device: » Superscript symbol
In superscript: » Symbol(s):
> no image available apostrophe (superscript)
Represents: » □s, □()s (Irish) » □us, □()s, □() (Latin) 

At the baseline: » Alphabetic letter(s):
> U-v-shaped.png u (v-shaped)
Represents: » u (Irish) » u, v (Latin)  » Notational device: Allograph » Allograph of:  u (regular letter)
Represents: » In Latin: ut
Comments: In early insular Latin writing, a more common form for ut is a u with a suspension stroke over it. Lindsay states that this form “survived in the Bobbio scriptorium till about the middle of the eighth century. But for the rest of our period [until c. 850] ‘ut’ is symbolised perhaps only by Welsh and Cornish scribes. They write it as u (usually in the v-form) with a comma or dot above which in time (after 850) finds its way into Irish and Anglosaxon script too [...]”.(1)n. 1 W. M. Lindsay, Notae Latinae: an account of abbreviation in Latin mss. of the early minuscule period, c. 700-850 (1915): 320–321.
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