See also: ZETA, Zeta, zéta, zèta, zêta, żęta, and żętą

English edit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

epsilon
  
eta
Ζ ζ
Ancient Greek: ζῆτα
Wikipedia article on zeta

Etymology edit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta). Doublet of zed.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

zeta (plural zetas)

  1. The sixth letter of the modern Greek alphabet (Ζ (Z)ζ (z)) preceded by epsilon (Ε (E)ε (e)) and followed by eta, (Η (I)η (i)); or the seventh letter in the ancient Greek alphabet, in which it is preceded by digamma (Ϝ (W)ϝ (w))
  2. (mathematics) A mathematical function formally known as the Riemann zeta function.
    Zeta of 3 is irrational

Derived terms edit

Translations edit

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Anagrams edit

Asturian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun edit

zeta f (plural zetes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. zeta (Greek letter)

Basque edit

Pronunciation edit

 
  • IPA(key): (most dialects) /s̻eta/ [s̻e.t̪a]
  • IPA(key): (Biscayan) /s̺eta/ [s̺e.t̪a]

  • Rhymes: -eta
  • Hyphenation: ze‧ta

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Spanish zeta.

Noun edit

zeta inan

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. zeta (Greek letter)
Declension edit
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Latin saeta (bristle, silk).

Noun edit

zeta inan

  1. silk
    Synonym: ziriku
Declension edit
Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • "zeta" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • zeta” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus

Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

zeta f (plural zetes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. the Greek letter Ζ (lowercase ζ)

Further reading edit

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsetɑ/, [ˈts̠e̞t̪ɑ̝]
  • IPA(key): /ˈzetɑ/, [ˈze̞t̪ɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -etɑ
  • Syllabification(key): ze‧ta

Noun edit

zeta

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.

Declension edit

Inflection of zeta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative zeta zetat
genitive zetan zetojen
partitive zetaa zetoja
illative zetaan zetoihin
singular plural
nominative zeta zetat
accusative nom. zeta zetat
gen. zetan
genitive zetan zetojen
zetainrare
partitive zetaa zetoja
inessive zetassa zetoissa
elative zetasta zetoista
illative zetaan zetoihin
adessive zetalla zetoilla
ablative zetalta zetoilta
allative zetalle zetoille
essive zetana zetoina
translative zetaksi zetoiksi
abessive zetatta zetoitta
instructive zetoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of zeta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative zetani zetani
accusative nom. zetani zetani
gen. zetani
genitive zetani zetojeni
zetainirare
partitive zetaani zetojani
inessive zetassani zetoissani
elative zetastani zetoistani
illative zetaani zetoihini
adessive zetallani zetoillani
ablative zetaltani zetoiltani
allative zetalleni zetoilleni
essive zetanani zetoinani
translative zetakseni zetoikseni
abessive zetattani zetoittani
instructive
comitative zetoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative zetasi zetasi
accusative nom. zetasi zetasi
gen. zetasi
genitive zetasi zetojesi
zetaisirare
partitive zetaasi zetojasi
inessive zetassasi zetoissasi
elative zetastasi zetoistasi
illative zetaasi zetoihisi
adessive zetallasi zetoillasi
ablative zetaltasi zetoiltasi
allative zetallesi zetoillesi
essive zetanasi zetoinasi
translative zetaksesi zetoiksesi
abessive zetattasi zetoittasi
instructive
comitative zetoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative zetamme zetamme
accusative nom. zetamme zetamme
gen. zetamme
genitive zetamme zetojemme
zetaimmerare
partitive zetaamme zetojamme
inessive zetassamme zetoissamme
elative zetastamme zetoistamme
illative zetaamme zetoihimme
adessive zetallamme zetoillamme
ablative zetaltamme zetoiltamme
allative zetallemme zetoillemme
essive zetanamme zetoinamme
translative zetaksemme zetoiksemme
abessive zetattamme zetoittamme
instructive
comitative zetoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative zetanne zetanne
accusative nom. zetanne zetanne
gen. zetanne
genitive zetanne zetojenne
zetainnerare
partitive zetaanne zetojanne
inessive zetassanne zetoissanne
elative zetastanne zetoistanne
illative zetaanne zetoihinne
adessive zetallanne zetoillanne
ablative zetaltanne zetoiltanne
allative zetallenne zetoillenne
essive zetananne zetoinanne
translative zetaksenne zetoiksenne
abessive zetattanne zetoittanne
instructive
comitative zetoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative zetansa zetansa
accusative nom. zetansa zetansa
gen. zetansa
genitive zetansa zetojensa
zetainsarare
partitive zetaansa zetojaan
zetojansa
inessive zetassaan
zetassansa
zetoissaan
zetoissansa
elative zetastaan
zetastansa
zetoistaan
zetoistansa
illative zetaansa zetoihinsa
adessive zetallaan
zetallansa
zetoillaan
zetoillansa
ablative zetaltaan
zetaltansa
zetoiltaan
zetoiltansa
allative zetalleen
zetallensa
zetoilleen
zetoillensa
essive zetanaan
zetanansa
zetoinaan
zetoinansa
translative zetakseen
zetaksensa
zetoikseen
zetoiksensa
abessive zetattaan
zetattansa
zetoittaan
zetoittansa
instructive
comitative zetoineen
zetoinensa

Galician edit

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Etymology edit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

zeta m (plural zetas)

  1. zee/zed (name of the letter Z, z)

Hawaiian edit

Etymology edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun edit

zeta

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.

Icelandic edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

zeta f (genitive singular zetu, nominative plural zetur)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. zeta (Greek letter)

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Italian edit

Etymology edit

From the Latin zēta, from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta), from Hebrewזין(zayin).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): */ˈd͡zɛ.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ɛta
  • Hyphenation: zè‧ta

Noun edit

zeta m or f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.; zed, zee
  2. the name of the Greek script letter Ζ/ζ; zeta

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Latin edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun edit

zēta f (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the Greek letter zeta (Ζ, ζ).
  2. The name of the letter Z.
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Descendants edit

References edit

  • zeta”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • zeta in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • zeta in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, Latin Grammar (3rd ed., 1895), 1:
    The Latin names for the letters… For Y the sound was used, for Z the Greek name (zēta).

Etymology 2 edit

In third- and fourth-century writings of the Late Latin period, Z often represented word-initial prevocalic di.

Noun edit

zēta f (genitive zētae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) manuscript variant of diaeta
Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative zēta zētae
Genitive zētae zētārum
Dative zētae zētīs
Accusative zētam zētās
Ablative zētā zētīs
Vocative zēta zētae

Portuguese edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ze‧ta

Noun edit

zeta m (plural zetas)

  1. zeta (name of the Greek letter Ζ, ζ)

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Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French zèta.

Noun edit

zeta m (plural zeta)

  1. zeta

Declension edit

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology 1 edit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun edit

zȇta n (Cyrillic spelling зе̑та)

  1. zeta; the Greek letter Ζ, ζ
Declension edit

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

zeta (Cyrillic spelling зета)

  1. genitive/accusative singular of zet

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈθeta/ [ˈθe.t̪a]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈseta/ [ˈse.t̪a]
  • Rhymes: -eta
  • Syllabification: ze‧ta
  • Homophone: (Latin America) seta

Etymology 1 edit

From Latin zēta or its etymon, Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun edit

zeta f (plural zetas)

  1. the letter Z
  2. zeta; the Greek letter Ζ, ζ
    Synonyms: dseda, dseta

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

Noun edit

zeta f (plural zetas)

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

Further reading edit

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish zeta, the Spanish name of the letter Z/z, from Latin zēta or Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ze‧ta
  • IPA(key): /ˈseta/, [ˈsɛ.tɐ]

Noun edit

zeta (Baybayin spelling ᜐᜒᜆ)

  1. (historical) The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z, in the Abecedario.
    Synonym: (in the Filipino alphabet) zi