digamma

noun di·gam·ma \dīˈgamə, ˈdīˌg-\

Definition of digamma

  1. 1 :  a letter of the original Greek alphabet representing a sound approximately that of English w which early fell into disuse except in writing the western dialects and in numerical notation where it represented the number 6 —called also vau —symbol F, ϝ

  2. 2 :  the sound represented by the letter ϝ

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Origin and Etymology of digamma

Latin, from Greek, from di- + gamma; from its resemblance to two capital gammas placed on top of each other


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