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tau

 (tou, tô)
n.
The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

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

tau

(tɔː; taʊ)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the 19th letter in the Greek alphabet (Τ, τ), a consonant, transliterated as t
[C13: via Latin from Greek, of Semitic origin; see tav]

tau

(taʊ, tɔ)

n., pl. taus.
the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet (T, τ).
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin < Greek taû < Semitic; compare tav]
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Noun1.tau - the 19th letter of the Greek alphabettau - the 19th 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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