kappa

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See also: Kappa, käppä, kapa, kápa, kåpa, and κάπα

English[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

iota
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lambda
Κ κ
Ancient Greek: κάππα
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάππα (kappa).

Noun[edit]

kappa (plural kappas)

  1. The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese 河童 (kappa, water imp).

Noun[edit]

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kappa (plural kappas)

  1. (mythology) A tortoise-like creature in the Japanese mythology.
Translations[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa f (plural kappes)

  1. Kappa; the Greek letter Κ (lowercase κ).

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa n

  1. kappa

Synonyms[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: kap‧pa
  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑpːɑ/

Declension[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

< Swedish kappe (old measure of volume equal to 4.58 liters). Cognates include Estonian kapp, German Kapp.

Noun[edit]

kappa

  1. An old unit of measure for volume of dry things, still used for potatoes in market squares. A modern kappa is equal to 5 liters (iso kappa), or 2 liters (pikku kappa), but during the period of autonomy under Russia it was 1/30 of tynnyri (barrel) or 5.4961 liters, and before that under the Swedish rule it was 1/32 of tynnyri or 4.58 liters. A further complication is that Swedish and Russian barrels were not of equal size.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Swedish kappa, from Medieval Latin cappa.

Noun[edit]

kappa

  1. pelmet
  2. women's overcoat

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάππα (kappa).

Greek letter
Κκ
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Noun[edit]

kappa

  1. kappa (tenth letter of Greek alphabet)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Japanese かっぱ.

Noun[edit]

kappa

  1. (mythology) kappa (mythical creature)

References[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa m (plural kappa)

  1. kappa (Greek letter)

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

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kappa m (invariable)

  1. kappa (Greek letter)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kappa

  1. rōmaji reading of かっぱ

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa f (plural kappas)

  1. kappa; the Greek letter Κ, κ

Synonyms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin cappa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa c

  1. pelmet
  2. women's overcoat
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάππα (kappa).

Noun[edit]

kappa n

  1. kappa (Greek letter)
Declension[edit]