Title

The Origin of the Letter Omicron

Abstract

A mystery surrounds the origin of Greek o (omicron): this letter is known to derive from Phoenician O ('ayin, a breathing consonant), but the choice of 'ayin to render Greek o has apparently never been explained.

Department(s)

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0022-7498

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1981 De Gruyter, All rights reserved.

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