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 (zā′tə, zē′-)
The sixth letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Greek zēta, of Phoenician origin; see in Semitic roots.]


(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the sixth letter in the Greek alphabet (Ζ, ζ), a consonant, transliterated as z
[from Greek, of Semitic origin; compare Hebrew sādhē]


(Astronomy) (foll by the genitive case of a specified constellation) the sixth brightest star in a constellation: Zeta Tauri.


(Nuclear Physics) a torus-shaped apparatus used for research in the 1950s and early 1960s on controlled thermonuclear reactions and plasma physics
[C20: from z(ero-)e(nergy) t(hermonuclear) a(pparatus)]


(ˈzeɪ tə, ˈzi-)

n., pl. -tas.
the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ζ, ζ).
[1820–30; < Greek zêta]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zeta - the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet
Greek alphabet - the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
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The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city.
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