Digamma

Di*gam"ma

(?), n. [Gr. ; = twice + ga`mma the letter . So called because it resembled two gammas placed one above the other.] (Gr. Gram.) A letter (, ) of the Greek alphabet, which early fell into disuse.
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This form identifies it with the Latin F, though in sound it is said to have been nearer V. It was pronounced, probably, much like the English W.

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Di*gam"mate

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Di*gam"mated

(?), } a. Having the digamma or its representative letter or sound; as, the Latin word vis is a digammated form of the Greek 'i`s. Andrews.
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