όμικρον

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Greek uc omicron.pngGreek lc omicron.png  following
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Ο ο   –   English: omicron

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Etymology[edit]

From Koine Greek ὂ μικρόν (small O), in contrast to ὠμέγα (big O, omega). It took its name from the round shape Phoenician ayin.png of the Phoenician letter 𐤏ayin, not from its name (like other letters: e.g. άλφα (álfa) / ἄλφα from aleph, βήτα (víta) / βῆτα (bêta) from beth, etc.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈomikron/
  • Hyphenation: ό‧μι‧κρον

Noun[edit]

όμικρον (ómikronn (indeclinable)

  1. omicron, the 15th letter of the modern Greek alphabet.

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