a letter of the early Greek alphabet that generally fell into disuse in Attic Greek before the classical period and that represented a sound similar to English w.
- di·gam·mat·ed [dahy-gam-ey-tid], /daɪˈgæm eɪ tɪd/, adjective
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How to use digamma in a sentence
If V or F—the digamma is here admissible, then we arrive very near our own word Fish.
Further, the insignificance of Triptolemus and Eumolpus point to considerable antiquity, and the digamma is still active.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica | Homer and Hesiod
The figure of the letter F is the same as that of the ancient Greek digamma, which it also closely resembles in power.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
Although the digamma escapes our salt, somewhere he lurks on the lonely mountains.Chimney-Pot Papers | Charles S. Brooks
But we are expressly told that it had the force and sound of the Greek digamma.The Roman Pronunciation of Latin | Frances E. Lord
British Dictionary definitions for digamma
a letter of the Greek alphabet (Ϝ) that became obsolete before the classical period of the language. It represented a semivowel like English W and was used as a numeral in later stages of written Greek, and passed into the Roman alphabet as F
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