The Origin of the Letter Omicron
A mystery surrounds the origin of Greek o (omicron): this letter is known to derive from Phoenician O ('ayin, a breathing consonant), but the choice of 'ayin to render Greek o has apparently never been explained.
Cohen, G. L. (1981). The Origin of the Letter Omicron. Kadmos, 21(2).
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1515/kadmos-1982-0206
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