- the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet (K, k).
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of kappa
< Greek káppa < Semitic; see kaph
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The response from the national Kappa KappaGamma organization took a very similar, albeit more tactful, approach.How Kappa Kappa Gamma Threw A UConn Sorority Sister Under The Bus
May 15, 2014
A few minutes later he asked Ivins if he had visited the Kappa chapter at Princeton University.
Only once, Ivins said, had a Kappa representative contacted him.
He copied the entire book, he said, and he returned it by U.S. mail to the Kappa chapter in West Virginia.
FBI Agent Vincent Lisi began gently, asking Ivins about his “interest” in Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Such was the end of the Kappa, and my gallant friend, Commander Stephan.Danger! and Other Stories
Arthur Conan Doyle
The form c is the representative of γ and σ and not of the Greek kappa.A Handbook of the English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
But the Kappa Upsilons were having quite a time with their pledges.
Marcella and Peggy were the only other representatives of the Kappa Upsilons.
We can also trace Ainu influence in regard to certain Japanese superstitions, such as the belief in the Kappa, or river monster.Myths & Legends of Japan
F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
- the tenth letter in the Greek alphabet (Κ, κ), a consonant, transliterated as c or k
Greek, of Semitic origin
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Word Origin and History for kappa
tenth letter of the Greek alphabet, from an Aramaized form of qoph; see K.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet.
- Relating to or characterizing a polypeptide chain that is one of two types of light chains present in immunoglobins.
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