: the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet see Alphabet Table

Examples of rho in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Philip Kosloki explains for Aleteia, the monogram—also known as a Christogram—superimposes the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ: chi (X) and rho (P). Isis Davis-Marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 July 2021

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Word History


Greek rhō, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew rēsh resh

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rho was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Rho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rho. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


: the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet
Ρ or ρ
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