# "ξ"

## Translation:x

September 14, 2016

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"ζ."

Okay...

"ξ."

Go home, alphabet; you're drunk.

When I was studying maths and the professor used ξ, I was always drawing a little thunder to save the time writing.

Little lightning would be a different Greek letter, though :)

ϟ -- koppa. Became obsolete for writing ages ago but was sometimes used as a numeral.

The letter Q descended from koppa. Koppa was replaced by Kappa (Κ κ), which K descended from. Source: Wikipedia

Maybe Odyseus wanted to stab its eye. I guess it has only one omicron, and that's vaguely eye-shaped...or maybe capital theta.

I see your " ζ ξ " and raise you " b d p q ".

Makes you wonder how people learning our alphabet keep things straight!

If q was the glyph for "t", there would at least be a consistent pattern - upward stem for the voiced consonsant (d, b), downward for the unvoiced (t, p).

(Come to think of it, the similar-looking Tengwar glyphs do something like that.)

ξ and χ are different letters

Yes, ξ and χ are different letters. Have a look at the links we have prepared help you.

The Greek alphabet: how to learn it, how to access the Greek keyboard....and much more.

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HOW TO GET THE GREEK KEYBOARD These links will not only show you how to get the Greek keyboard but also how to find the Greek letters on it, how to add accents etc.

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Some simple hints to get you started:

Always read the comments before posting. Read the Tips & notes, on the first page of each lesson you’ll see an image of a light bulb. Click on that. 3. Read the drop down hints. Pass your cursor over a word and a list of words will appear. The top word/phrase is usually the best choice.

These are the official Duolingo guidelines which you should read.c.

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I agree with these comments - I need some prompt that this is a letter I'm supposed to translate, not a word or a sentence to translate. I can read the Greek letters, but the text of the prompt is confusing.

If it says translate and you are given a Greek word / letter etc you will give the Eng. Or if you are given an English word you should give the Greek. Here is another way, and you're going to find it very useful. Just hover you cursor over the word given and use one of the words that drop down. For example here if you hover over ξ you will see: x, ksee , and xi. Any one of these is correct.

"Xi is for Xenos" anyone?

I can see it now: "Duolingo's Modern Greek Alphabet Book".

What does ξ mean? Besides X

It is merely one of the letters of the Greek alphabet. It means no more that any of the other individual letters.

KS!!!!!

Again with the pee!! why!?

This letter has nothing to do with pee in any way, shape or form. It is one of the letters of the alphabet it looks like this in Greek: Ξξ and has the sound of "KSEE". See here for more information on the Greek alphabet:

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I still confused. What is it?

This is just one of the letters of the Greek alphabet. There are 24 letters. Some look the same as the English but some look very strange like this one.

See here for all the letters of the Greek alphabet plus some other resources.

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