Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek antiquity, a device or badge, corresponding to the crest of later times, as that borne on the shield of a soldier, or that chosen as its distinguishing mark by a city, etc.
  • noun In the Greek alphabet, one of three obsolete letters used only as numerals.

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

  • noun an insignia or some other distinguishing symbol
  • noun another name for the Greek letter digamma
  • noun a term for the digamma, koppa, or sampi as a Greek numeral sign

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ἐπίσημον, from ἐπί "above" and σῆμα "sign"

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