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- n. The obsolete Greek letter Ϡ, ϡ.
- n. The numeral 900.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A character, , representing a Phenician sibilant in early Dorian (Greek) use, and called san, but retained later only as a numeral sign, with pi added to its name, because of the resemblance of the character in form to a Greek
π(pi). Its value as a numeral was 900.
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The Greeks used a similar system, with alpha being one, beta being two, and so on to the 27th letter of their alphabet, sampi , which was 900.
The cow, called sapi (in another dialect sampi) and jawi, is obviously a stranger to the country, and does not appear to be yet naturalized.
Hearing of a person's death they say, nen matti, matti; nen idup, bekraja: kallo sampi janji'nia, apa buli buat?