Greek alphabet


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Noun1.Greek alphabet - the alphabet used by ancient GreeksGreek alphabet - the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
alphabet - a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
alpha - the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
beta - the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
gamma - the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
delta - the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
epsilon - the 5th letter of the Greek alphabet
zeta - the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet
eta - the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet
theta - the 8th letter of the Greek alphabet
iota - the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
kappa - the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet
lambda - the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
mu - the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet
nu - the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet
xi - the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet
omicron - the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet
pi - the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet
rho - the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet
sigma - the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet
tau - the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet
upsilon - the 20th letter of the Greek alphabet
phi - the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet
khi, chi - the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
psi - the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet
omega - the last (24th) letter of the Greek alphabet
Translations
griechisches Alphabet
alphabet grec
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She depicts anger, pain, sorrow, fear and a sick, blank enjoyment without speaking a word -- save her repetitive recital of the beginning of the Greek alphabet in varying tones of panic, demonic menace and robotic resignation.
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Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer: A Linguistic Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet and the Continuity of Ancient Greek Literacy.
of Connecticut-Storrs) offers a representative overview of the synthesis of amino acids in which the amino group is not on the carbon immediately adjacent to the carboxyl group--the alpha position--but is attached to another carbon in the chain--somewhere further down the Greek alphabet.
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