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.
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.
[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.
[Keil.v. II.p. 11.] [Greek letter: digamma] Aeolicum _digamma_, quod apud antiquissimos Latinorum eandem vim quam apud Aeolis habuit.
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
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.
Ron Paul will be executed for siding with the State against Ron Paul! digamma
Abi 201: if not the digamma, maybe you'd discovered the Coptic alphabet in your sleep...
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.
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:
Prison is the only other alternative. digamma Says: