Greek Alphabet

The greek alphabet has been used since 900 BC to write the Greek Language. It is the first writing system using a separate symbol for each vowel and consonant and the oldest alphabetic system that is still in use.

Greek Letters today are used for writing modern greek and symbols in mathematics and science.

The Greek alphabet has its origin in the Phoenician alphabet and in turn gave rise to the Gothic, Glagolitic, Cyrillic, Coptic, and Latin alphabets.

Read more on each of the 24 Greek alphabet letters by clicking below:

Letter Name Name in English English Equivalent Pronunciation Numeric Value More Info
Α Άλφα Alpha A a, as in cat 1 More about Α >
Β Βήτα Beta B v, as in vase 2 More about Β >
Γ Γάμα Gamma G between y as in yes and g as in go, but with no hard 'g' sound, e.g. weather 3 More about Γ >
Δ Δέλτα Delta D th, as in the 4 More about Δ >
Ε Έψιλον Epsilon E e, as in very 5 More about Ε >
Ζ Ζήτα Zeta Z z, as in zoo 7 More about Ζ >
Η Ήτα Eta - ee, as in bee 8 More about Η >
Θ Θήτα Theta TH th, as in think 9 More about Θ >
Ι Γιώτα Iota ee, as in beer or i, as in sit 10 More about Ι >
Κ Κάππα Kappa K k, as in look 20 More about Κ >
Λ Λάμδα Lamda L l, as in love 30 More about Λ >
Μ Μι Mi M m, as in money 40 More about Μ >
Ν Νι Ni N n, as in night 50 More about Ν >
Ξ Ξι Ksi X x, as in box 60 More about Ξ >
Ο Όμικρον Omikron O o, as in box 70 More about Ο >
Π Πι Pi P p, as in path 80 More about Π >
Ρ Ρο Rho R r, as in road 100 More about Ρ >
Σ Σίγμα Sigma S s, as in sit 200 More about Σ >
Τ Ταυ Tau T t, as in table 300 More about Τ >
Υ Ύψιλον Ypsilon Y ee, as in bee 400 More about Υ >
Φ Φι Phi PH ph, as in photo 500 More about Φ >
Χ Χι Khi H h, as in house 600 More about Χ >
Ψ Ψι Psi PS ps, as in upstairs 700 More about Ψ >
Ω Ωμέγα Omega - like omicron o, as in box 800 More about Ω >

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