ἒ ψιλόν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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  δέλτα  
Greek uc epsilon.pngGreek lc epsilon.png  following
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  ζῆτα  
Ε ε   –   English: epsilon

Etymology[edit]

Shape from Phoenician 𐤄‬(h‬). Name is Greek: ἒ ψιλόν means "plain ε," in order to distinguish it from αι, which had become identical in pronunciation. Displaced earlier εἶ ().

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ἒ ψῑλόν (è psīlónn (indeclinable)

  1. epsilon, the name for the fifth letter Ε, ε of the Ancient Greek alphabet.

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: έψιλον (épsilon)