kappa

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See also: Kappa, käppä, kapa, kápa, kåpa, and κάπα

English[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

iota
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lambda
Κ κ
Ancient Greek: κάππα
Wikipedia article on kappa

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæpə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æpə

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa).

Noun[edit]

kappa (plural kappas)

  1. The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. (finance) A measurement of the sensitivity of the value of an option to changes in the implied volatility of the price of the underlying asset.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): tau, vega

Hypernyms[edit]

  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): Greeks (includes list of coordinate terms)
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese 河童 (kappa, water imp).

Noun[edit]

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kappa (plural kappas)

  1. (mythology) A tortoise-like creature in the Japanese mythology.
Translations[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa f (plural kappes)

  1. Kappa; the Greek letter Κ (lowercase κ).

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa n

  1. kappa

Synonyms[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑpːɑ/, [ˈkɑpːɑ]
  • Hyphenation: kap‧pa

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kappa (Kotus type 9/kala, pp-p gradation)
nominative kappa kapat
genitive kapan kappojen
partitive kappaa kappoja
illative kappaan kappoihin
singular plural
nominative kappa kapat
accusative nom. kappa kapat
gen. kapan
genitive kapan kappojen
kappainrare
partitive kappaa kappoja
inessive kapassa kapoissa
elative kapasta kapoista
illative kappaan kappoihin
adessive kapalla kapoilla
ablative kapalta kapoilta
allative kapalle kapoille
essive kappana kappoina
translative kapaksi kapoiksi
instructive kapoin
abessive kapatta kapoitta
comitative kappoineen

Etymology 1[edit]

From Germanic, not clearly dateable: compare Old Saxon skap (a measure), Old High German scaf (vessel), from Proto-Germanic *skapa-,[1][2] which is possibly a derivative of *skapjaną (to shape)[3] (compare also *skappijǭ in Danish skæppe, Old Norse skeppa, Estonian dialectal käpp (measure)). Cognate within Finnic with Estonian kapp, Ingrian kappa, Karelian kappa, Ludian kappe, nominally reconstructible as Proto-Finnic *kappa.

Noun[edit]

kappa

  1. An old unit of measure for volume of dry things, still used for potatoes in market squares. A modern kappa is equal to 5 liters (iso kappa), or 2 liters (pikku kappa), but during the period of autonomy under Russia it was 1/30 of tynnyri (barrel) or 5.4961 liters, and before that under the Swedish rule it was 1/32 of tynnyri or 4.58 liters. A further complication is that Swedish and Russian barrels were not of equal size.
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Swedish kappa, from Medieval Latin cappa.

Noun[edit]

kappa

  1. pelmet
  2. women's overcoat

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa).

Greek letter
Κκ Previous: ioota
Next: lambda
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Noun[edit]

kappa

  1. kappa (tenth letter of Greek alphabet)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Japanese かっぱ.

Noun[edit]

kappa

  1. (mythology) kappa (mythical creature)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kylstra, A.D.; Hahmo, Sirkka-Liisa; Hofstra, Tette; Nikkilä, Otto. 1991–2012. Lexicon der älteren germanischen Lehnwörter in den ostseefinnischen Sprachen. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  2. ^ Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija (editors). 1992–2000. Suomen sanojen alkuperä ('The Origin of Finnish Words'). Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus/Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. →ISBN.
  3. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa m (plural kappa)

  1. kappa (Greek letter)

Further reading[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɒpːɒ]
  • Hyphenation: kap‧pa

Noun[edit]

kappa (plural kappák)

  1. kappa (Greek letter)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative kappa kappák
accusative kappát kappákat
dative kappának kappáknak
instrumental kappával kappákkal
causal-final kappáért kappákért
translative kappává kappákká
terminative kappáig kappákig
essive-formal kappaként kappákként
essive-modal
inessive kappában kappákban
superessive kappán kappákon
adessive kappánál kappáknál
illative kappába kappákba
sublative kappára kappákra
allative kappához kappákhoz
elative kappából kappákból
delative kappáról kappákról
ablative kappától kappáktól
Possessive forms of kappa
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. kappám kappáim
2nd person sing. kappád kappáid
3rd person sing. kappája kappái
1st person plural kappánk kappáink
2nd person plural kappátok kappáitok
3rd person plural kappájuk kappáik

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkap.pa/, [ˈkäppä]
  • Rhymes: -appa
  • Hyphenation: kàp‧pa
  • Homophone: cappa

Noun[edit]

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kappa m, f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter K/k.; kay
  2. The name of the Greek-script letter Κ/κ; kappa

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kappa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かっぱ

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of kappe

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa n

  1. plural definite of kapp

Verb[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

kappa (present tense kappar, past tense kappa, past participle kappa, passive infinitive kappast, present participle kappande, imperative kapp/kappa)

  1. to cut, chop something off quickly in one go

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa f

  1. (non-standard since 2012) Alternative form of kappe
  1. singular definite of kappe

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

kappa (present tense kappar, past tense kappa, past participle kappa, passive infinitive kappast, present participle kappande, imperative kapp/kappa)

  1. to compete in something

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa m (definite singular kappaen, indefinite plural kappaer or kappaar, definite plural kappaene or kappaane)

  1. kappa, a Greek letter

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa m (definite singular kappaen, indefinite plural kappaer or kappaar, definite plural kappaene or kappaane)

  1. kappa a Japanese mythological creature



Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa f (plural kappas)

  1. kappa; the Greek letter Κ, κ

Synonyms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

According to NE: From Old Swedish kappa, from Medieval Latin cappa.

According to SAOB online: From Old Swedish kappa, from Middle Low German kappe, ultimately from Late Latin cappa.

According to Svensk etymologisk ordbok: From Old Swedish kappa, from Middle Low German kappe, borrowed from a Romance language, from Medieval Latin cappa, byform of cāpa, probably shortenings of a word derived from Latin caput (head).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kappa c

  1. pelmet
  2. women's overcoat
Declension[edit]
Declension of kappa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kappa kappan kappor kapporna
Genitive kappas kappans kappors kappornas

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa).

Noun[edit]

kappa n

  1. kappa (Greek letter)
Declension[edit]
Declension of kappa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kappa kappat kappa kappan
Genitive kappas kappats kappas kappans

References[edit]