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 (ò mikrón) (small O), in contrast to ὠμέγα ( μέγα, big O, omega). It took its name from the round shape Phoenician ayin.png of the Phoenician letter 𐤏 ayin, 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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