Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an insignia or some other distinguishing symbol
  • n. another name for the Greek letter digamma
  • n. a term for the digamma, koppa, or sampi as a Greek numeral sign

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, a device or badge, corresponding to the crest of later times, as that borne on the shield of a soldier, or that chosen as its distinguishing mark by a city, etc.
  • n. In the Greek alphabet, one of three obsolete letters used only as numerals.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἐπίσημον, from ἐπί "above" and σῆμα "sign" (Wiktionary)

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