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

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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.


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.

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DescendantsEdit

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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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