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Ο ο   –   English: omicron

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EtymologyEdit

From Koine Greek ὂ μικρόν (small O), in contrast to ὠμέγα (big O, omega). It took its name from the round shape   of the Phoenician letter 𐤏ayin, not from its name (like other letters: e.g. άλφα (álfa) / ἄλφα from aleph, βήτα (víta) / βῆτα (bêta) from beth, etc.)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈomikron/
  • Hyphenation: ό‧μι‧κρον

NounEdit

όμικρον (ómikronn (indeclinable)

  1. omicron, the 15th letter of the modern Greek alphabet.
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