Α

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Α U+0391, Α
GREEK CAPITAL LETTER ALPHA
ΐ
[U+0390]
Greek and Coptic Β
[U+0392]

Ancient Greek[edit]

Greek letter Α (A, “Alpha”)

Letter[edit]

Α ‎(A) ‎(upper case, lower case α)

  1. The letter ἄλφα(álpha, alpha), the first letter of the ancient Greek alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

The letter represented the open front unrounded vowel: /a/, /aː/. Today, this letter is often represented by lower case α(a), although Ancient Greek did not distinguish between upper and lower case.

Derived terms[edit]

  • (Modern Greek letters) Α(A, Alpha), α(a, alpha)
  • (Latin (Roman) letters) a, A
  • (Cyrillic letters) а(a), А(A)
  • (Coptic) (a), (A)

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Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (noun & adjective): Α.(A.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The Ancient Greek letter Α(A, alpha) derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤀(ʼ, aleph) (Phoenician letter aleph, from which Α (A, “Alpha”) derived)

Letter[edit]

Α ‎(A) ‎(upper case, lower case α)

  1. The letter άλφα(álfa, alpha), the first letter of the Modern Greek alphabet.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

Α ‎(A) ‎(Greek numeral)

  1. The number one (1).

Coordinate terms[edit]

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
Α΄ Β΄ Γ΄ Δ΄ Ε΄ Ϛ΄, ΣΤ΄ Ζ΄ Η΄ Θ΄ Ι΄ ΙΑ΄ ΙΒ΄ ΙΓ΄ ΙΔ΄ ΙΕ΄ ΙϚ΄, ΙΣΤ΄ ΙΖ΄ ΙΗ΄ ΙΘ΄ Κ΄ ΚΑ΄ ΚΒ΄ Λ΄ Μ΄ Ν΄ Ξ΄ Ο΄ Π΄ Ϟ΄
100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1k 2k 3k 4k 5k 6k 7k 8k 9k 10k 11k 20k 100k
Ρ΄ Σ΄ Τ΄ Υ΄ Φ΄ Χ΄ Ψ΄ Ω΄ Ϡ΄ ͵Α ͵Β ͵Γ ͵Δ ͵Ε ͵Ϛ, ͵ΣΤ ͵Ζ ͵Η ͵Θ ͵Ι ͵ΙΑ ͵Κ ͵Ρ
Greek number and measurement appendix


Noun[edit]

Α ‎(Af ‎(invariable)

  1. Initialism of ανατολή(anatolí): east

Adjective[edit]

Α ‎(A) ‎(invariable)

  1. Initialism of ανατολικός(anatolikós): east, eastern

Coordinate terms[edit]