Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A letter occurring in certain early forms of Greek and transliterated in English as w.

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  • n. Letter of the Old Greek alphabet: Ϝ, ϝ

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A letter (�, �) of the Greek alphabet, which early fell into disuse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A letter corresponding in derivation and alphabetic place to the Latin and modern European F, once belonging to the Greek alphabet, and retained longest among the Æolians.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin, from Greek : di-, two; see di-1 + gamma, gamma (because its shape resembles two gammas); see gamma.

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