# "π πι"

Translation:p pee

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It's just the letter π, first the symbol and then spelled out. Like the exercise λ λαμδα, α αλφα, μ μι, etc.

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And does it mean the same thing to Greek speakers as it does to English speakers?

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Well in the Greek numbersystem still in use

### π = 80

and should be in the translations.

Π or ** πει ή πι** is also the name of the letter

**which denotes the sound p in pee**

*π*As well as the ** constant π** known as

**in more than 1000 years because Archimedes was the first one to give an**

*Arcimedes constant***for the irrational number**

*algoritm***π**(3,1415 ...)

The ancient Greek philosopher ** Platon** is also involved in π.

Ηe said: *Eternal the God the great geometrician*, or

** Αεί ο Θεός ο μέγας γεωμετρεί** = 314159
(αει = 3, ο = 1, θεος = 4, ο = 1, μεγας = 5, γεωμετρει = 9, in the Gr. numbersystem)

and when will Duo teach us the Greek numbersystem together with the letters?

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The symbols needed are 27. The Greek alphabet contains only 24 letters so 3 more come into use:

** Ϝ δίγαμμα** from which our F, later it became ς and is now often

**called**

*στ*

*στίγμα*** ϟ κόππα** also

**(became our letter q)**

*Q*** ϡ σαμπί**, like pi, σαν πι: ν + π is μπ

*To Ελληνικό σύστημα αρίθμησης*

Α, Β, Γ, Δ, Ε, ** F**, Ζ, Η, Θ = 1, 2, 3, ... , 9

Ι, Κ, Λ, Μ, Ν, Ξ, Ο, Π, ** Q** = 10, 20, 30, ... ,

Ρ, Σ, Τ, Υ, Φ, Χ, Ψ, Ω, ** ϡ ** = 100, 200, 300, ... 900

(Ancient Greek did not have small letters. They can also be used)

The Greeks had a lot of fun playing with that words are numbers

Ex. If you put one hundred in the middle of a burning fire/ ** φωτιάς** you will find a king.

SOLUTION: Another word for fire is πυρός. Ιf we put 100=ρ in the middle we get Πύρρος οr Pyrros king of Epiros.

** Ορισμός-Definition**: XY = X + Y

The usual order is the greater number first sometimes with an acute accent to show that it is a number not a word: 315, 300(T)>10(I)>5(E) is not wriiten ETI though it gives the same number as ** TIE** or

**to show that it is a number and not a tie**

*TIE´*- 153 = ρνγ οr ρνγ´, 306 = τς, ϡqζ´ = 999

*FRACTIONS*

were written as a couple: first the numerator ( only if not one) followed by the denominator and ** 2 accents** showing that this is a fraction

one third = γ''

2/5 = β'ε''

*LARGE NUMBERS*

** Ορισμός**: The accute accent upsidedown in front of a number means 1000 times. (I do not have this symbol so I use ,)

5823 = 5000 (,ε)+800 (ω)+20 (κ)+3 (γ) = ,εωκγ´

*, ΒΙF = 2016*

10 000 = M , η μυριάς/ the myriad

Read about numbers > 9999 and how M was used in: http://www.russellcottrell.com/greek/utilities/greeknumberconverter.htm

Here you can find what I said maybe more easy to understand and a lay-out which I cannot produce Classical Greek Numbers http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/greek/