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Webster 1913 Edition


Zeta


Ze′ta

,
Noun.
[L., from Gr. [GREEK]. Cf.
Zed
.]
A Greek letter [ζ] corresponding to our z.

Webster 1828 Edition


Zeta

ZETA

,
Noun.
1.
A Greek letter.
2.
A little closet or chamber, with pipes running along the walls, to convey into it fresh air, or warm vapor from below.

Definition 2021


Zeta

Zeta

See also: zeta, ZETA, zéta, and zêta

English

Proper noun

Zeta

  1. A medieval state roughly equivalent to modern Montenegro.

German

Noun

Zeta n (genitive Zeta or Zetas, plural Zetas)

  1. zeta (Greek letter)

Declension

zeta

zeta

See also: ZETA, Zeta, zéta, and zêta

English

Ancient Greek Alphabet

epsilon

eta
Ζ ζ
Ancient Greek: ζῆτα
Wikipedia article on zeta

Noun

zeta (plural zetas)

  1. The sixth letter of the modern Greek alphabet (Ζ (Z), ζ (z)) preceded by epsilon (Ε (E), ε (e)) and followed by eta, (Η (I), η (i)); or the seventh letter in the ancient Greek alphabet, in which it is preceded by digamma (Ϝ (W), ϝ (w))
  2. (mathematics) A mathematical function formally known as the Riemann zeta function.
    Zeta of 3 is irrational

Translations


Asturian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun

zeta f (plural zetes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.
  2. zeta (Greek letter)

Basque

Noun

zeta

  1. stain

Catalan

Etymology

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun

zeta f (plural zetes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.
  2. The Greek letter Ζ (lowercase ζ).

Finnish

Etymology

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun

zeta

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.

Declension

Inflection of zeta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative zeta zetat
genitive zetan zetojen
partitive zetaa zetoja
illative zetaan zetoihin
singular plural
nominative zeta zetat
accusative nom. zeta zetat
gen. zetan
genitive zetan zetojen
zetainrare
partitive zetaa zetoja
inessive zetassa zetoissa
elative zetasta zetoista
illative zetaan zetoihin
adessive zetalla zetoilla
ablative zetalta zetoilta
allative zetalle zetoille
essive zetana zetoina
translative zetaksi zetoiksi
instructive zetoin
abessive zetatta zetoitta
comitative zetoineen

Galician

Alternative forms

Etymology

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Pronunciation

Noun

zeta m (plural zetas)

  1. zee/zed (name of the letter Z, z)

Hawaiian

Noun

zeta

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛːta/
  • Rhymes: -ɛːta
  • Homophone: seta

Alternative forms

Noun

zeta f (genitive singular zetu, nominative plural zetur)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.

Declension


Italian

Etymology

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun

zeta m, f (invariable)

  1. zeta; The letter Z/z in the Italian and Greek alphabets

Derived terms

  • dalla a alla zeta - from the beginning to the end

Latin

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun

zēta n (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the Greek letter zeta (Ζ, ζ).
  2. The name of the letter Z.
Coordinate terms

References

Etymology 2

In third- and fourth-century writings of the Late Latin period, Z often represented word-inital prevocalic di.

Noun

zēta f (genitive zētae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) manuscript variant of diaeta
Declension

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative zēta zētae
genitive zētae zētārum
dative zētae zētīs
accusative zētam zētās
ablative zētā zētīs
vocative zēta zētae

Portuguese

Alternative forms

Etymology

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun

zeta m (plural zetas)

  1. zeta (Greek letter)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun

zȇta n (Cyrillic spelling зе̑та)

  1. zeta; the Greek letter Ζ, ζ

Declension


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /ˈθeta/
  • (Others) IPA(key): /ˈseta/
  • Homophone: seta (non-Castilian dialects)

Etymology 1

From the Latin zēta or its etymon, the Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta).

Noun

zeta f (plural zetas)

  1. the letter Z.
  2. zeta; the Greek letter Ζ, ζ
Synonyms

Etymology 2

From the Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

Noun

zeta f (plural zetas)

  1. theta; the Greek letter Θ, θ
Synonyms