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The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Greek, of Phoenician origin; see kpp in Semitic roots.]
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(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the tenth letter in the Greek alphabet (Κ, κ), a consonant, transliterated as c or k
[Greek, of Semitic origin]
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(ˈkæp ə)

n., pl. -pas.
the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet (K, κ).
[< Greek káppa < Semitic; see kaph]
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In Ayurvedic medicine this is one of three doshas (the other two being pitta and vata) and resulting from the combination of the Bhutas earth and water by agni.
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Noun1.kappa - the 10th letter of the Greek alphabetkappa - the 10th 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.
Around 50 companies were under investigation, including Smurfit Kappa's subsidiary, and peer DS Smith's subsidiary DS Smith Packaging Italia SpA.
Over the course of the next four years,AKA-HBCU EndowmentFundhas pledged to distribute$10 millionin financial support to 96 accredited institutions.OnFebruary 28, 2019, presidents from 32 of the participating HBCUs will receive the first installment of the endowment gift in the amount of$50,000at the Alpha Kappa Alpha International Headquarters inChicago, Illinois.
Wells is a Phi Theta Kappa member from Hinds Community College in Raymond, where she received an associate degree in accounting.
Phi Kappa Phi awards now total nearly $1 million annually.
The 2018 Athena Award which recognizes sorority women who have demonstrated excellence in leadership through their profession, community, and cultural involvement was awarded to Linda Harris, a member of Sigma Kappa.
Her sorority sister, Cari Hahn, shared how exactly Kappa Kappa Gamma impact Prince Harry's fiancee's life positively.
Phi Theta Kappa serves an essential role for community college graduates as they either transfer to a four-year college or university or directly enter the workforce.
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In Japanese folklore a kappa is a yokai demon or imp.