zeta

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See also: ZETA, Zeta, and zéta

English[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

epsilon
Greek uc zeta.pngGreek lc zeta.png
eta
Ζ ζ
Ancient Greek: ζῆτα
Wikipedia article on zeta

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zeta (plural zetas)

  1. The name of the sixth letter of the modern Greek alphabet (Ζ (Z), ζ (z)) preceded by epsilon (Ε (E), ε (e)) and followed by eta, (Η (I), η (i)); or the seventh letter in the ancient Greek alphabet, in which it is preceded by digamma (Ϝ (W), ϝ (w))
  2. (mathematics) A mathematical function formally known as the Riemann zeta function.
    Zeta of 3 is irrational

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Asturian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zeta f (plural zetes)

  1. zee/zed (name of the letter Z, z)
  2. zeta (Greek letter)

Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zeta

  1. stain

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zeta f (plural zetes)

  1. The Latin letter Z (lowercase z).
  2. The Greek letter Ζ (lowercase ζ).

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zeta

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of zeta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative zeta zetat
genitive zetan zetojen
partitive zetaa zetoja
illative zetaan zetoihin
singular plural
nominative zeta zetat
accusative nom.? zeta zetat
gen. zetan
genitive zetan zetojen
zetainrare
partitive zetaa zetoja
inessive zetassa zetoissa
elative zetasta zetoista
illative zetaan zetoihin
adessive zetalla zetoilla
ablative zetalta zetoilta
allative zetalleˣ zetoilleˣ
essive zetana zetoina
translative zetaksi zetoiksi
instructive zetoin
abessive zetatta zetoitta
comitative zetoineen

Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zeta m (plural zetas)

  1. zee/zed (name of the letter Z, z)

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

zeta

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

zeta f (genitive singular zetu, nominative plural zetur)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zeta m, f (invariable)

  1. zeta; The letter Z/z in the Italian and Greek alphabets

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zēta n (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the Greek letter zeta (Ζ, ζ).
  2. The name of the letter Z.
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References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

In third- and fourth-century writings of the Late Latin period, Z often represented word-inital prevocalic di.

Noun[edit]

zēta f (genitive zētae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) manuscript variant of diaeta
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative zēta zētae
genitive zētae zētārum
dative zētae zētīs
accusative zētam zētās
ablative zētā zētīs
vocative zēta zētae

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zeta m (plural zetas)

  1. zeta (Greek letter)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zȇta n (Cyrillic spelling зе̑та)

  1. zeta; the Greek letter Ζ, ζ

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Latin zēta or its etymon, the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zeta f (plural zetas)

  1. the letter Z.
  2. zeta; the Greek letter Ζ, ζ
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

Noun[edit]

zeta f (plural zetas)

  1. theta; the Greek letter Θ, θ
Synonyms[edit]