from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A letter occurring in certain early forms of Greek and transliterated in English as w.

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  • n. Letter of the Old Greek alphabet: Ϝ, ϝ

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A letter (�, �) of the Greek alphabet, which early fell into disuse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A letter corresponding in derivation and alphabetic place to the Latin and modern European F, once belonging to the Greek alphabet, and retained longest among the Æolians.


Latin, from Greek : di-, two; see di-1 + gamma, gamma (because its shape resembles two gammas); see gamma.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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