Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A letter of the original Greek alphabet, Q, analogous in form and corresponding in position and use to the Phenician and Hebrew koph and the Latin Q, q. See episemon, 2. The kappa (K, K) was substituted for it in the words in which it had been used, but the sign was retained as a numeral with its ancient value of 90.
“Letter 'koppa']), a letter of the older Greek alphabet, afterwards disused, which distinguished the thoroughbreds.”
“State police goons murdered 5 people in atyadka near menasinahadya of koppa talluk.”
“Parmeshwara hailed from the poor adivasi family of hatyadka of koppa talluk, chickmagalore dist.”
“_koppa_, as the Chinese do their words, in various meanings.”
“a man of the hedges and the byre and the clay-pit, the quarry and the wood; a nomad with no home, nothing that belonged to what she was now a part of -- organized, collective existence, the life of the house-dweller, not the life of the 'tan', the 'koppa', and the 'vellgouris' -- the tent, the blanket, and the fair.”
“ Literally, the horse marked with the [Greek: koppa] ([Symbol:”
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