Greek lc gamma.svg
γ U+03B3, γ
GREEK SMALL LETTER GAMMA
β
[U+03B2]
Greek and Coptic δ
[U+03B4]

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

γ

  1. (mathematics) the Euler-Mascheroni constant
  2. (physics) photon, gamma ray
  3. (physics) Lorentz factor

See alsoEdit

See gamma for the name of this letter in other languages.


AlbanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ɡ(ə)/

LetterEdit

γ (g) (upper case Γ, lower case γ)

  1. The 4th letter of the Arvanitic Albanian Greek-script alphabet.

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from its majuscule counterpart Γ (G), from the Phoenician letter 𐤂(g, gimel).

LetterEdit

γ (g) (lowercase, uppercase Γ)

  1. Lower-case gamma, the third letter of the ancient Greek alphabet. Its name was γάμμα and it represented a voiced velar stop: /ɡ/; before velars, it represented a velar nasal: /ŋ/. It is preceded by β and followed by δ.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: γ-ray, γ-globulin
  • Greek: γ (g)

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GreekEdit

LetterEdit

γ (g) (lowercase, uppercase Γ)

  1. Lower-case gamma, the third letter of the modern Greek alphabet. Its name is γάμμα or γάμα and it represents either a voiced velar fricative: /ɣ/ or a voiced palatal fricative: /ʝ/; before velars, it represents a velar nasal: /ŋ/. It is preceded by β and followed by δ.

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