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νῦ

Ὄττω τις ἔραται -> Whatever one loves best | Whom you desire most
Sappho
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Full diacritics: νῦ Medium diacritics: νῦ Low diacritics: νυ Capitals: ΝΥ
Transliteration A: Transliteration B: ny Transliteration C: ny Beta Code: nu=

English (LSJ)

τό, indecl., the letter ν, Achae. 33.3, Pl. Cra. 414c, IG 2.4321.21 (iv BC), BCH 29.483 (Delos), BGU 153.16 (ii AD). (Cf. Hebr. nūn.)

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French (Bailly abrégé)

(τό) :
la lettre nu (Ν).

Russian (Dvoretsky)

νῦ: τό indecl. ню (название греч. буквы Ν, ν).

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: n.
Meaning: indecl. name of a letter (Achae. Trag., Pl., inscr., pap.).
Origin: LW [a loanword which is (probably) not of Pre-Greek origin] Sem.
Etymology: From Semit., cf. Hebr. nūn; cf Schwyzer 140.

Middle Liddell


I. Ν, ν, νῦ, τό, indecl., thirteenth letter of Greek alphabet; as numeral, ν41 = 50, but 'ν = 50, 000. ν is the dental or palatal liquid, corresponding with the mute δ. Dialectic changes,
1. doric, ν represents λ, v. Λ λ. 2.
2. attic and doric for μ, v. Μ μ. II. 2.
II. Euphonic changes:
1. into γ before the palatals γ κ χ, and before ξ, as ἔγγονος ἔγκαιρος ἐγχώριος ἐγξέω etc.
2. into μ before the labials β π φ, and before ψ, as σύμβιος συμπότης συμφυής ἔμψυχος; likewise before μ. as ἐμμανής.
3. into λ, before λ, as ἐλλείπω συλλαμβάνω.
4. into ρ before ρ, as συρράπτω; in compds. of ἐν ν sometimes remains, as ἔνρυθμος.
5. into ς before ς, as σύσσιτος πάσσοφος.
III. the so-called νῦ ἐφελκυστικόν is found with dat. pl. in σι, as ἀνδράσιν; 3rd pl. of verbs in σι, as εἰλήφασιν; 3rd sg.in -ε, -ι, as ἔκτανεν δείκνυσιν: the local termin. -σι, as Ἀθήνῃσι Ὀλυμπίασι; the Epic. termin. φι, as ὀστεόφιν; the numeral εἴκοσι; the Advs. νόσφι, πέρυσι; the enclit. Particles κέ and νύ. This ν was mostly used to avoid a hiatus where a vowel follows.

Frisk Etymology German

νῦ: {nũ}
Grammar: n.
Meaning: indekl. Buchstabenname (Achae. Trag., Pl., Inschr. u. Pap.).
Etymology : Aus dem Semit., vgl. hebr. nūn; dazu Schwyzer 140.
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