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Were there pictographic glyphs of letters that were used in some special words in any other alphabets and languages? Like multiocular O (ꙮ) in word 'many-eyed', double monocular O (Ꙭ) for the plural or dual forms of the word 'eye', Crossed O (Ꚛ) for the word 'around' that has whose component that means 'cross' etc. in Cyrillic.

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    Note that the ꙮ is an alternative for the letter O. It was just used for the letter O inside for the word multi-eyed, but not for the whole word, but for one of the Os in this word. And I think it was used just once by some scribe, it is just an oddity inspired by Ꙩ, Ꙫ and Ꙭ. Also note that it is probably better to call the language where they were used just Church Slavonic or Old East Slavic, it was used after the classical age of Old CS. Commented May 20, 2021 at 20:29
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    Interesting, even the Unicode proposal unicode.org/L2/L2010/10394r-cyrillic.pdf calls it "Early" Cyrillic characters. Some 600 years after St. Cyril (though the script was invented several decades later). Commented May 20, 2021 at 20:39

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