Definition of Greek alphabet

1. Noun. The alphabet used by ancient Greeks.

Generic synonyms: Alphabet
Member holonyms: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda, Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon, Phi, Chi, Khi, Psi, Omega



Definition of Greek alphabet

1. Noun. The 24-letter alphabet of the modern Greek language, consisting of the following letters presented in upper case (majuscule) and lower case (minuscule) pairs: ¹

2. Noun. The alphabet consisting of the above letters plus the following four obsolete letters: ¹

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Literary usage of Greek alphabet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In the ordinary greek alphabet the symbol has disappeared, ... When the Romans adopted the greek alphabet they took over the symbols with their Greek values ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The greek alphabet did not definitely assume its final form until comparatively late. ... The later greek alphabet furnished elements for the Coptic, ..."

3. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"... of Western Europe, including our own, are essentially the Roman form of the Greek. The Romans received not the common Ionian form of the greek alphabet, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Its position and form are derived from the Latin alphabet, which received them from the Western greek alphabet. The alphabet of the Western Greeks differed ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... the sixth letter of the primitivo greek alphabet It represented the sound of our W, ie, a soft labial. But that sound was unpleasant to the Greek ear, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"... the sixth letter of the primitive greek alphabet. It represented the sound of our W, ie, a HO ft labial. Jut that sound was unpleasant to the Greek ear, ..."

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