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ξῖ

Ἢ τὰν ἢ ἐπὶ τᾶς -> Either with this or on this | Come back victorious or dead
Plutarch, Moralia 241
Full diacritics: ξῖ Medium diacritics: ξῖ Low diacritics: ξι Capitals: ΞΙ
Transliteration A: Transliteration B: xi Transliteration C: ksi Beta Code: ci=

English (LSJ)

   A v. ξεῖ.

Middle Liddell


Ξ, ξ, ξῖ, τό, indecl., fourteenth letter of the Gk. alphabet: as numeral ξ# = 60, but #22ξ = 60, 000: introduced in the archonship of Euclides, 403 B. C.—It is a double consonant, compounded of γς, κς, or χς. Changes
1. ξ in aeolic and attic appears as an aspirated form of κ, cf. ξυνός with κοινός, ξύν with cum;— or of ς, cf. ξύν with σύν, ξέστης with Lat. sextarius; and so in doric fut. of Verbs in -ζω, κομίξω κλᾳξῶ παιξῶ for κομίσω κλῄσω παίσω.
2. interchanged with σς, ionic διξός, τριξός for δισσός, τρισσός.