- the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet (K, k).
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of kappa
Examples from the Web for kappa
Contemporary Examples of kappa
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.
Historical Examples of kappa
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
Marcella and Peggy were the only other representatives of the Kappa Upsilons.
But the Kappa Upsilons were having quite a time with their pledges.
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
Word Origin for kappa
tenth letter of the Greek alphabet, from an Aramaized form of qoph; see K.
- 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.