γ

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Greek lc gamma.svg
Character γ
Unicode name GREEK SMALL LETTER GAMMA
Code point U+03B3
Unicode block Greek and Coptic
β [U+03B2] [U+03B4] δ

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

γ

  1. (mathematics) the Euler–Mascheroni constant
  2. (physics) photon, gamma ray

See also[edit]

See gamma for the name of this letter in other languages.


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from its majuscule counterpart Γ (G), from the Phoenician letter 𐤂 (gimel).

Letter[edit]

γ (g) (lowercase, uppercase Γ)

  1. Lower-case gamma, the third letter of the ancient Greek alphabet. Its name was γάμμα and it represented a voiced velar stop: /ɡ/; before velars, it represented a velar nasal: /ŋ/. It is preceded by β and followed by δ.
  2. Lower-case gamma, the third letter of the modern Greek alphabet. Its name is γάμμα or γάμα and it represents either a voiced velar fricative: /ɣ/ or a voiced palatal fricative: /ʝ/; before velars, it represents a velar nasal: /ŋ/. It is preceded by β and followed by δ.

Derived terms[edit]

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