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digamma

  

      n   a letter of the Greek alphabet (<digamma>) that became obsolete before the classical period of the language. It represented a semivowel like English W and was used as a numeral in later stages of written Greek, and passed into the Roman alphabet as F  
     (C17: via Latin from Greek, from di-1 + gamma; from its shape, which suggests one gamma upon another)  
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