σῖγμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A letter name not derived from Semitic. From the root of σίζω (sízō, to hiss) + -μα (-ma). [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

σῖγμᾰ (sîgman (indeclinable)

  1. sigma, the eighteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1328

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