In modern Latin alphabet “P” serves as the 16th letter which is pronounced a with the sound /pi:/. Frequency of P’s usage in words among all other alphabet is 1.929%.
The Letter “P” acts as a voiceless bilabial plosive in English and in many of the European languages. In
Arabic speakers pronounce /p/ as /b/.
Pictorial representations of “P” in some common languages
Pictorial representations of from the medieval ages
This letter had gone through very little changes in their shape during several centuries. Variants were formed by considering whether the loop resides at the top was slightly opened or closed. Minuscule Scripts are the one which is composed of only small case letters.
In the pre-Carolingian minuscule scripts, the variant of “p” is formed on their length.
Upper loop is always closed except in some cases. Minuscule script is a script that contains only small cases.
In all official Gothic book hands, “p” has maintained a similar form as in Caroline minuscule form.
|Greek letter pi||Π π|
|Cyrillic letter Pe||П п|
|Greek letter Rho||Ρ ρ/ϱ|
|Cyrillic letter Er||Р р|
|Hebrew letter Pe||פ ף|
|Latin letter Thorn||Þ þ|
|Latin letter Wynn||Ƿ ƿ|
|circled Latin letter P||Ⓟ ⓟ|
The following table specifies value of “P” in some character Encodings.
Character Latin Latin
encoding capital letter P small letter P
Decimal hex Decimal hex
Unicode 80 0050 112 0070
ASCII 80 5 0 112 72
UTF-8 80 50 112 72
EBCDIC family 215 D7 151 97
What Does “P” Stand for in various fields?
P serves as a symbol for Penny ( Currency)
When P is used on maps, it represents a Parking area.
P is a symbol representing Proline which is an amino acid (chemistry).
P is the symbol representing Phosphorus (chemistry element)
P is the symbol representing the momentum in Physics.
P denotes the power (physics)
P stands for the html tag <p> which indicates the starting of paragraphs