Greek alphabet

Greek alphabet
noun
the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
Hypernyms: ↑alphabet
Member Meronyms:
alpha, ↑beta, ↑gamma, ↑delta, ↑epsilon, ↑zeta, ↑eta, ↑theta, ↑iota, ↑kappa, ↑lambda, ↑mu, ↑nu, ↑xi, ↑omicron, ↑pi, ↑rho, ↑sigma, ↑tau, ↑upsilon, ↑phi, ↑chi, ↑khi, ↑psi, ↑omega

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized G
: an alphabet that has been used from ancient times for writing the Greek language, that is of Semitic origin but differs from Semitic alphabets in having characters for the vowels, and that has given rise directly or indirectly to various other alphabets (as the Latin, the Coptic, the Cyrillic)

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