See also: Theta, théta, thêta, and þeta

EnglishEdit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

eta
  
iota
Θ θ
Ancient Greek: θῆτα
Wikipedia article on theta

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

theta (plural thetas)

  1. The eighth letter of the Modern Greek alphabet, ninth in Old Greek: Θ, θ.
  2. (mathematics) The measure of an angle.
  3. (aviation, by extension) Pitch angle; the angle between an aircraft's longitudinal axis and the horizontal plane.
  4. (finance) The sensitivity of the value of a derivative with respect to time; the "time decay".
  5. (biology) Designating a level of brain activity as measured by electroencephalography having a frequency of between four and seven cycles per second (associated with drowsiness in adults).
    • 2018, Meghan O'Gieblyn, "The Most Unread Book Ever Acclaimed", The Paris Review, 19 September:
      The reader is less likely to throw the book down in a fit of disgust than she is to be lulled into a theta state, a highway hypnosis induced by page after page of incantatory prose.
  6. (phonology) The voiceless dental fricative represented by θ.

HypernymsEdit

  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): Greeks (includes list of coordinate terms)

Coordinate termsEdit

(pitch angle of an aircraft):

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Malay: teta

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

theta f (plural thetes)

  1. theta; the Greek letter Θ (lowercase θ).

Further readingEdit


CzechEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

theta n

  1. theta (Greek letter)

ItalianEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈte.ta/
  • Rhymes: -eta
  • Hyphenation: thé‧ta

NounEdit

theta m or f (invariable)

  1. theta (Greek letter)

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

theta

  1. reliable
  2. trustworthy

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta), from Phoenician 𐤈‬(ṭ‬ /ṭēt/).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

theta f

  1. theta (Greek letter Θ, θ)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • theta in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • theta in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

theta f (plural thetas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of teta (used in Portugal until September 1911 and in Brazil until the 1940s).

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈteta/, [ˈt̪e.t̪a]
  • IPA(key): /ˈtita/, [ˈt̪i.t̪a]

NounEdit

theta f (plural thetas)

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