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

EnglishEdit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

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

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

TranslationsEdit

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AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

NounEdit

zeta f (plural zetes)

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

BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /s̻eta/, [s̻e̞.t̪a]

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

zeta inan

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.
  2. zeta (Greek letter)
DeclensionEdit
Declension of zeta (inanimate, ending in -a)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive zeta zeta zetak
ergative zetak zetak zetek
dative zetari zetari zetei
genitive zetaren zetaren zeten
comitative zetarekin zetarekin zetekin
causative zetarengatik zetarengatik zetengatik
benefactive zetarentzat zetarentzat zetentzat
instrumental zetaz zetaz zetez
inessive zetatan zetan zetetan
locative zetatako zetako zetetako
allative zetatara zetara zetetara
terminative zetataraino zetaraino zetetaraino
directive zetatarantz zetarantz zetetarantz
destinative zetatarako zetarako zetetarako
ablative zetatatik zetatik zetetatik
partitive zetarik
prolative zetatzat
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Spanish seda (silk).

NounEdit

zeta inan

  1. silk
DeclensionEdit
Declension of zeta (inanimate, ending in -a)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive zeta zeta zetak
ergative zetak zetak zetek
dative zetari zetari zetei
genitive zetaren zetaren zeten
comitative zetarekin zetarekin zetekin
causative zetarengatik zetarengatik zetengatik
benefactive zetarentzat zetarentzat zetentzat
instrumental zetaz zetaz zetez
inessive zetatan zetan zetetan
locative zetatako zetako zetetako
allative zetatara zetara zetetara
terminative zetataraino zetaraino zetetaraino
directive zetatarantz zetarantz zetetarantz
destinative zetatarako zetarako zetetarako
ablative zetatatik zetatik zetetatik
partitive zetarik
prolative zetatzat

Further readingEdit

  • zeta in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • zeta” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zeta f (plural zetes)

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

Further readingEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

zeta

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

DeclensionEdit

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
instructive zetoin
abessive zetatta zetoitta
comitative zetoineen
Possessive forms of zeta (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person zetani zetamme
2nd person zetasi zetanne
3rd person zetansa

GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zeta m (plural zetas)

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

HawaiianEdit

NounEdit

zeta

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

IcelandicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zeta f (genitive singular zetu, nominative plural zetur)

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

DeclensionEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

NounEdit

zēta f (indeclinable)

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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 2Edit

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

NounEdit

zēta f (genitive zētae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) manuscript variant of diaeta
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

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

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

NounEdit

zeta m (plural zetas)

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

See alsoEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French zèta.

NounEdit

zeta m (plural zeta)

  1. zeta

DeclensionEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

NounEdit

zȇta n (Cyrillic spelling зе̑та)

  1. zeta; the Greek letter Ζ, ζ
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

zeta (Cyrillic spelling зета)

  1. genitive/accusative singular of zet

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

zeta f (plural zetas)

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

NounEdit

zeta f (plural zetas)

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

Further readingEdit