zeta

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See also: ZETA, Zeta, zéta, zêta, żęta, and żętą

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). Doublet of zed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zeta (plural zetas)

  1. 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

Translations[edit]

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Asturian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zeta f (plural zetes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. zeta (Greek letter)

Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /s̻eta/, [s̻e̞.t̪a]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

zeta inan

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. zeta (Greek letter)
Declension[edit]
Declension of zeta (inanimate, ending in -a)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive zeta zeta zetak
ergative zetak zetak zetek
dative zetari zetari zetei
genitive zetaren zetaren zeten
comitative zetarekin zetarekin zetekin
causative zetarengatik zetarengatik zetengatik
benefactive zetarentzat zetarentzat zetentzat
instrumental zetaz zetaz zetez
inessive zetatan zetan zetetan
locative zetatako zetako zetetako
allative zetatara zetara zetetara
terminative zetataraino zetaraino zetetaraino
directive zetatarantz zetarantz zetetarantz
destinative zetatarako zetarako zetetarako
ablative zetatatik zetatik zetetatik
partitive zetarik
prolative zetatzat
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish seda (silk).

Noun[edit]

zeta inan

  1. silk
Declension[edit]
Declension of zeta (inanimate, ending in -a)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive zeta zeta zetak
ergative zetak zetak zetek
dative zetari zetari zetei
genitive zetaren zetaren zeten
comitative zetarekin zetarekin zetekin
causative zetarengatik zetarengatik zetengatik
benefactive zetarentzat zetarentzat zetentzat
instrumental zetaz zetaz zetez
inessive zetatan zetan zetetan
locative zetatako zetako zetetako
allative zetatara zetara zetetara
terminative zetataraino zetaraino zetetaraino
directive zetatarantz zetarantz zetetarantz
destinative zetatarako zetarako zetetarako
ablative zetatatik zetatik zetetatik
partitive zetarik
prolative zetatzat

Further reading[edit]

  • zeta” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • zeta” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zeta f (plural zetes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. The Greek letter Ζ (lowercase ζ).

Further reading[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsetɑ/, [ˈts̠e̞t̪ɑ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈzetɑ/, [ˈze̞t̪ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -etɑ
  • Syllabification: ze‧ta

Noun[edit]

zeta

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter 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 zetalle zetoille
essive zetana zetoina
translative zetaksi zetoiksi
instructive zetoin
abessive zetatta zetoitta
comitative zetoineen
Possessive forms of zeta (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person zetani zetamme
2nd person zetasi zetanne
3rd person zetansa

Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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.

Icelandic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zeta f (genitive singular zetu, nominative plural zetur)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. zeta (Greek letter)

Declension[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin zēta, from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta), from Hebrew זין(zayin).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): */ˈd͡zɛ.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ɛta
  • Hyphenation: zè‧ta

Noun[edit]

zeta m or f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.; zed, zee
  2. The name of the Greek script letter Ζ/ζ; zeta

Derived terms[edit]

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zēta f (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-initial prevocalic di.

Noun[edit]

zēta f (genitive zētae); first declension

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

First-declension noun.

Case 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]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zeta m (plural zetas)

  1. zeta (name of the Greek letter Ζ, ζ)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French zèta.

Noun[edit]

zeta m (plural zeta)

  1. zeta

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun[edit]

zȇta n (Cyrillic spelling зе̑та)

  1. zeta; the Greek letter Ζ, ζ
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

zeta (Cyrillic spelling зета)

  1. genitive/accusative singular of zet

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

zeta f (plural zetas)

  1. the letter Z
  2. zeta; the Greek letter Ζ, ζ
    Synonyms: dseda, dseta

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

Noun[edit]

zeta f (plural zetas)

  1. theta; the Greek letter Θ, θ
    Synonyms: theta, tita

Further reading[edit]