See also: ύψιλον

Ancient Greek edit

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    letter

  ταῦ  
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  φεῖ  
Υ υ   –   English: upsilon

Etymology edit

Shape from Phoenician𐤅(w), whence also digamma ϝ (w). Name is Koine Greek: ψιλόν (û psilón) means "plain υ," in order to distinguish it from οι (oi), which had become identical in pronunciation. Displaced earlier (û).

Pronunciation edit

 
  • Homophone: ὑψηλόν (hupsēlón) (Koine and later)
  • Noun edit

    ὖ ψῑλόν (û psīlónn (indeclinable)

    1. (Koine) upsilon, the name for the twentieth letter Υ, υ of the Ancient Greek alphabet.

    Derived terms edit

    • Greek: ύψιλον (ýpsilon)
    • English: upsilon

    See also edit