δέλτα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Phoenician 𐤃𐤀𐤋𐤄𐤕 (dalet, door); compare Hebrew דֶּלֶת (délet, door).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /dél.ta/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈdɛl.ta/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈðel.ta/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈðel.ta/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈðel.ta/
  • Noun[edit]

    δέλτᾰ (déltan (indeclinable)

    1. delta, the letter Δ, δ
      • Anecdota Bekkeri 781
    2. anything shaped like a Δ
      1. river delta
      2. vulva

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    Greek[edit]

     previous
        letter

      γάμα  
    Greek uc delta.pngGreek lc delta.png  following
        letter

      έψιλον  
    Δ δ   –   English: delta

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    δέλτα (déltan (indeclinable)

    1. delta, the fourth letter of the modern Greek alphabet.
    2. river delta

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