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the·ta

 (thā′tə, thē′-)
n.
The eighth letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Greek thēta, of Phoenician origin; akin to Hebrew ṭêt, teth.]
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theta

(ˈθiːtə)
n
1. (Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet (Θ, θ), a consonant, transliterated as th
2. (Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the lower-case form of this letter used in phonetic transcription to represent the voiceless dental fricative th as in thick, both. Compare edh
[C17: from Greek, of Semitic origin; compare Hebrew tēth]
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the•ta

(ˈθeɪ tə, ˈθi-)

n., pl. -tas.
the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet (Θ, θ).
[1595–1605; < Greek thêta < Semitic. See teth]
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Noun1.theta - the 8th letter of the Greek alphabettheta - the 8th 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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