Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Letter of the Old Greek alphabet: Ϝ, ϝ

Etymologies

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

[Latin, from Greek : di-, two; see di– + gamma, gamma (because its shape resembles two gammas); see gamma.]

Examples

  • [Greek letter: digamma] _digamma_ quotiens ab [Greek: r] incipit dictio quae solet aspirari, ut [Greek transliteration: raetor], [Greek transliteration: braetor] dicunt, quod _digamma_ nisi vocali praeponi et in principio syllabae non potest.

    The Roman Pronunciation of Latin Why we use it and how to use it

  • [Keil.v. II.p. 11.] [Greek letter: digamma] Aeolicum _digamma_, quod apud antiquissimos Latinorum eandem vim quam apud Aeolis habuit.

    The Roman Pronunciation of Latin Why we use it and how to use it

  • Unde a plerisque ei nomen hoc datur quod apud Aeolis habuit olim [Greek letter: digamma] _digamma_, id est _vau_, ab ipsius voce profectum teste Varrone et Didymo, qui id ei nomen esse ostendunt.

    The Roman Pronunciation of Latin Why we use it and how to use it

  • As an element of deterrence, on the other hand, the threat to kill ten of theirs for every minor inconvenience to one of ours seems useful and proper, since deterrence is supposed to be a little daft. digamma

    The Damsel Effect

  • Since the "f" sign was an Etruscan innovation, it could have been identical in name to Latin ef, or another possibility is *fau a rhyme with the digamma *vau, cf. waw.

    An online Etruscan Dictionary has arrived

  • Ron Paul will be executed for siding with the State against Ron Paul! digamma

    First Against the Wall When the Revolution Comes

  • Abi 201: if not the digamma, maybe you'd discovered the Coptic alphabet in your sleep...

    Making Light: Open thread 136

  • Here too the inscription in question should have been more accurately written tec/vm with digamma transcribed properly by 'v' instead, as one can see with the available photograph below on the bottom right portion of the border.

    The identity of the Etruscan god Tecum

  • Here too the inscription in question should have been more accurately written tec/vm with digamma transcribed properly by 'v' instead, as one can see with the available photograph below on the bottom right portion of the border.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • I suspect that the number of people living off eBay is pretty modest, but the number of people making a not-insignificant amount of secondary income is pretty sizeable. digamma Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Architect

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