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  Digamma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Digamma, or Wau, (upper case Ϝ, lower case ϝ) is an obsolete letter of the Greek alphabet.
When used as a numeral, digamma is written using the stigma (Ϛ, ϛ), a ligature of sigma and tau, or as the sequence στ or ΣΤ.
When used as a letter, it has the shape of an F (hence its name, "double gamma") and the value of a /w/.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Digamma   (244 words)

  
 Digamma -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Digamma, or Wau, (upper case, lower case) is an obsolete letter of the (The alphabet used by ancient Greeks) Greek alphabet.
When used as a numeral, digamma is written using the stigma (,), a ((music) a group of notes connected by a slur) ligature of (The 18th letter of the Greek alphabet) sigma and (The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet) tau, or as the sequence στ or ΣΤ.
Digamma, like (The 25th letter of the Roman alphabet) Y, derives from the Semitic letter (The 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet) waw, which also has the numerical value 6.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/D/Di/Digamma.htm   (200 words)

  
 Delta (letter) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Delta (upper case Δ, lower case δ) is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet.
A river delta is named after the letter delta because it has roughly the triangular shape of the upper-case delta.
Letters that arose from Delta include the Roman D and the Cyrillic letter Д.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Delta_(letter)   (151 words)

  
 Greek alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Besides writing modern Greek, today its letters are used as mathematical symbols, as names of stars and fraternities and sororities, and for other purposes, such as names of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, should the given name list be used up (although as of October, 2005 this has never happened).
The letter san was used at variance with sigma, and by classical times the latter won out, san disappearing from the alphabet.
The letter σ is even written ς at the ends of words, paralleling the use of the long and short s at the time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_alphabet   (1177 words)

  
 Rho (letter) - Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Rho (upper case Ρ, lower case ρ) is the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet.
It is pronounced similarly to the letter r in languages with a Latin-derived alphabet.
Letters that arose from rho include Roman R and Cyrillic Er.
greatestinfo.org /Rho_(letter)   (121 words)

  
 Iota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Iota (upper case Ι, lower case ι) is the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
The word iota is also used in English to express a very small amount, because iota is the smallest letter in the Greek alphabet.
Letters that arose from Iota include the Roman I.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Iota   (331 words)

  
 Greek alphabet Information - TextSheet.com
Its letters are nowadays used for a variety of other purposes: as mathematical symbols, as names of stars, and so forth.
Since pi was the letter for both the aspirated and the non-aspirated phonemes, qoppa came to be the letter that symbolized the aspirated sound.
Sampson (102) maintains that thêta (Jensen 462) is the origin of the letter, and Swiggers (265) assumes that the letter is of Cypro-Minoan origin.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/greek_alphabet.html   (1243 words)

  
 Digamma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
When used as a numeral, digamma is written using the stigma (Ϛ, ϛ), a ligature of sigma and tau.
In Ionic it had probably disappeared before the composition of Homer's epics (7th century BC), but the former presence of a digamma can be detected in many cases because its omission left the meter defective.
Letters that arose from Digamma include the Roman F. Digamma-like Y-derives from the Semitic letter waw (Hebrew ו, Arabic ﻭ;, which both have the numerical value of 6, as well).
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/di/Digamma.htm   (217 words)

  
 Wikipedia: F
The sixth letter of the Latin alphabet, F developed from the digraph FH that stood for /f/.
has disappeared due to the fact that the /w/ phoneme itself disappeared.) The origin of F is the Semitic letter wâw that also represented /w/ and originally probably represented a hook or a club.
Foxtrot represents the letter F in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/f/ff/f.html   (156 words)

  
 666 and the Mark of the Beast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The letter after that is 30 and so on until we reach 100 (which is R or rho.
The Greek numeral system used at the time of the New Testament was based on the Greek alphabet that was in existence around 500 B.C. That earlier alphabet included three letters that were no longer in use by New Testament times.One of these was digamma, the letter that represented the number 6.
Nor are we limited to the letter for 600 (khi), the letter for 60 (zie), and letter for 6 (digamma).
0047927.netsolhost.com /contents/en-us/d57.html   (686 words)

  
 Ordering
The latter issue is easier, since the non-Attic letters already have canonical positions thanks to their erstwhile positions as numerals (and lexica reflect this where they do not conflate non-Attic letters with extant letters, as is usually the case with koppa, san, and sampi): the ordering is
Heta and eta are variants of the same letter, and I do not know of a canonical decision on which comes first if both occur in an index (which is rare).
Ligatures canonical or not, to the extent that they belong in Unicode at all, would presumably sort as their expanded counterparts: even if a stigma were left as is in the word in an index (which is doubtful), it would sort under sigma tau.
www.tlg.uci.edu /~opoudjis/unicode/unicode_ordering.html   (1370 words)

  
 Greek Numerals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Each letter of the alphabet also could mean a number if it had a small mark beside it.
There were only 24 letters in the classical Greek Alphabet, and they needed 27 symbols for numbers so they used 3 very old letters that nobody used anymore.
The symbol for 6 (digamma) was one of those letters.
educ.queensu.ca /~fmc/september2003/GreekNumerals.html   (92 words)

  
 Letterform Usage
Click on the letterform's name in the first column to visit a page which shows the letters used in inscriptions on actual coins of the Historia Numorum project.
After the early years of the fifth century Omicron is regularly written somewhat smaller than other letters of a word, and occupies either the middle or the upper half of the writing space.
About the middle of the third century it begins for a time to be written smaller than the other letters, and the horizontal lines are made longer in proportion.
www.parthia.com /fonts/letterforms_usage.htm   (2525 words)

  
 The Greek Alphabet and Isopsephia > Jesus8880   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Letters were strung together and the reader mentally added up the total.
To solve this problem the Greeks used the archaic letters digamma, koppa, and sampi from previous alphabets.
The symbolism of the "8-8-8" pattern of numbers in the Greek alphabet and the "888" number value of Jesus was immediately recognized by the earliest Christians.
www.jesus8880.com /chapters/gematria/greek-alphabet.htm   (649 words)

  
 LETTER WORDS
Digamma is an obsolete Greek letter, resembling a capital F, supposed to represent the W sound, and used in the alphanumeric coding system to stand for 6.
The Samian letter is named for Pythagoras, the philosopher of Samos, who took the letter Y (really, the Greek form, which was Upsilon), as a symbol of how, once one deviates ever so slightly from the path of virtue, one wanders increasingly far away.
They actually look like the letters X and Y; the male sex chromosome is missing a whole bunch of stuff (no comments, please), which makes a "male" sperm enough smaller and lighter than a female sperm to allow for sex selection via sorting.
orion.math.iastate.edu /burkardt/wordplay/letter_words.html   (6474 words)

  
 V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
V, the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant.
The letter V is from the Latin alphabet, where it was used both as a consonant (about like English w) and as a vowel.
The Latin derives it from it from a form (V) of the Greek vowel [Upsilon] (see Y), this Greek letter being either from the same Semitic letter as the digamma F (see F), or else added by the Greeks to the alphabet which they took from the Semitic.
dictionaries.cc /V   (442 words)

  
 Letters and Letter-like Forms
Almost all Greek letters that do not look similar to English letters are widely used in science and mathematics.
The digamma corresponds to an English w, and koppa to an English q.
The double-struck letters, sometimes called flboard or openface letters, are conventionally used to denote specific sets.
documents.wolfram.com /v4/MainBook/3.10.3.html   (537 words)

  
 Greek Letter Stigma
While the shapes of those two letterforms are very similar, lowercase Greek letters were not developed until the Middle Ages.
Thus, one cannot use the relatively modern letterform to argue that Sigma was used as the number six in archaic, classical or Hellenistic coin legends.
was used as both letter and number until its eventual disappearance.
www.parthia.com /fonts/stigma.htm   (704 words)

  
 666 = Number of the Beast
The old Greek letter digamma had the sound of an English "w." (see Dict.) English names beginning with "J" such as "Jesus" or "Jesse" or "Judah" are transliterated to an "I", the Greek letter iota.
This Greek letter was dropped and is no longer used except in charts that represent the numerical values of Greek letters.
The second letter of a diphthong is always a close[d] vowel.
becomingone.org /666.htm   (819 words)

  
 Table of the Phoenician Alphabet
Around 1700 B.C. this letter was used to represent b consonant.
Around 1700 B.C. this letter was used to represent w semi- consonant.
Around 1700 B.C. this letter was used to represent h laryngeal consonent.
phoenicia.org /tblalpha.html   (1057 words)

  
 SCBD: Greek Alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The letter alpha is derived from the Phoenician letter ?âlep, which represented a glottal stop, the sound heard in the middle of a Londoner's bottle and which resembles a slight cough when pronounced on its own.
The letter mu is descended from the Phoenician mêm.
Like the obsolete digamma (see gamma), it's derived from the Phoenician letter wâw; this is understandable, because U (oo) is the sound you reach if you draw a w out into a vowel, just as you can reach I (ee) by dragging out a y as in yak.
www.scbd.connectfree.co.uk /alphabet   (5235 words)

  
 Chi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chi is also an alternate spelling of Qi, the Taoist fifth force.
Chi (upper case Χ, lower case χ) is the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet.
In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 600.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Chi   (115 words)

  
 F Details, Meaning F Article and Explanation Guide
The letter F is the sixth letter in the Latin alphabet.
In formal typography, particularly for serifed fonts, minuscule f is one of the most commonly ligatedd letters.
In the atmosphere of Earth, the F layer is part of the ionosphere.
www.e-paranoids.com /f/ff/f.html   (427 words)

  
 Gamma - TheBestLinks.com - Alpha (letter), C, Computer display, Digamma, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Gamma, Alpha (letter), C, Computer display, Digamma, Epsilon, Eta (letter)...
Gamma (upper case Γ, lower case γ) is the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet.
Letters that arose from Gamma are the Roman C and G and the Cyrillic letter Ghe.
www.thebestlinks.com /Gamma.html   (215 words)

  
 Iota - TheBestLinks.com - Alpha (letter), APL programming language, Digamma, English language, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Iota, Alpha (letter), APL programming language, Digamma, English language...
Iota (upper case Ι, lower case ι) is the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet.
Iota is the smallest letter in the Greek alphabet.
www.thebestlinks.com /Iota.html   (228 words)

  
 Greek and Coptic - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers
The Greek script is used for the Greek language, which belongs to the Indo-European group and is the national language of Greece.
Greek letters are also widely used as symbols in scientific and technical documents.
GREEK CAPITAL LETTER XI (present in WGL4 and in Symbol font)
www.alanwood.net /unicode/greek.html   (679 words)

  
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It is possible that vowels were substituted on a model similar to that used for Enochian in EQUINOX I,7, and that digamma was used for both ST and V. Not enough information is on the slip to decide this matter.
This application of Stau is different from the application of Digamma by the letter Vau or the use of GR:Digamma without asterisk.
The number value of this triplet of letters, obtained either by direct addition or through the addition of the numbers of the names of the letters spelled in full is so remote from the value in the text that the entry can only be considered incomplete.
ehostarea.com /liber/L_1264.txt   (4177 words)

  
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The Romans adopted this old Etruscan FH spelling for the /f/-sound, but they had no use for the simple letter F, given that Latin [w] was considered to be the consonantal allophone of the vowel /u/, and the single letter V sufficed for both.
Subject: ane Digamma I always thought the digamma came from the Egyptian (and later Coptic) symbol for F. After all, since the Egyptians borrowed most of the letters for their Coptic alphabet from Greek, this seems to be a fair exchange.
Subject: Re: ane Digamma John Tvedtnes wrote: > I always thought the digamma came from the Egyptian (and later Coptic) > symbol for F. After all, since the Egyptians borrowed most of the letters > for their Coptic alphabet from Greek, this seems to be a fair exchange.
oi.uchicago.edu /OI/ANE/ANE-DIGEST/1998/v1998.n261   (3326 words)

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