Greek Alphabet

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Type Alphabet
Spoken languages Greek, with many modifications covering many languages Time period ~800 BC to the present[1]
Parent systems Proto-Sinaitic alphabet
Phoenician alphabet
Greek alphabet

Child systems Gothic
Armenian alphabet
Old Italic alphabet
Latin alphabet
Unicode range U+0370–U+03FF Greek and Coptic,
U+1F00–U+1FFF Greek Extended
ISO 15924 Grek
Note: This page may contain IPA phonetic symbols.

Greek alphabet
Αα Alpha Νν Nu
Ββ Beta Ξξ Xi
Γγ Gamma Οο Omicron
Δδ Delta Ππ Pi
Εε Epsilon Ρρ Rho
Ζζ Zeta Σσς Sigma
Ηη Eta Ττ Tau
Θθ Theta Υυ Upsilon
Ιι Iota Φφ Phi
Κκ Kappa Χχ Chi
Λλ Lambda Ψψ Psi
Μμ Mu Ωω Omega
Other characters
Digamma Stigma
Heta San
Qoppa Sampi
Greek diacritics
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Dipylon inscription, one of the oldest known samples of the use of the Greek alphabet, ca. 740 BCThe Greek alphabet is a set of twenty-four letters that has been used to write the Greek language since the 8th century BC.[2] It is still in use today. It is the first and oldest alphabet in the narrow sense that it notes each vowel and consonant with a separate symbol.[3] The letters were also used to represent Greek numerals, beginning in the 2nd century BC.

The Greek alphabet is descended from the Phoenician alphabet, and is not related to Linear B or the Cypriot syllabary, earlier writing systems for Greek. It has given rise to many other alphabets used in Europe and the Middle East, including the Latin alphabet.[3] In addition to being used for writing Ancient and Modern Greek,...
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