G r e e k

The Greek Alphabet

By Andrew Harris December 6, 1999

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The following points should be noted with reguard to the Greek alphabet.

Like the Hebrew alphabet some of the sounds are indicated by marks above and below the characters rather than just with the letters themselves.

Like the Hebrew alphabet the Greek uses a final. Sigma is written as a stigma if it is in the final position. This stigma character was used as a six in the numeric scheme.

Finally, in order to make up the numeric scheme two arbitary symbols were introduced. They are not part of the alphabet and will never be seen in any words. They are used only in representing numbers.

The letters of the Greek alphabet and their numeric values are shown below. The final sigma is indicated by an asterisk. The two arbitary symbols are marked by a cross.

The Greek Alphabet

Alpha
Beta
Gamma
Delta
Epsilon
Stigma *
Zeta
Eta
Theta
Iota
Kappa
Lambda
Mu
Nu

Greek Letters alpha to nu

= 1
= 2
= 3
= 4
= 5
= 6 *
= 7
= 8
= 9
= 10
= 20
= 30
= 40
= 50

Xi
Omicron
Pi
Koppa
Rho
Sigma
Tau
Upsilon
Phi
Chi
Psi
Omega
Sampsi

Greek Letters xi to sampsi

= 60
= 70
= 80
= 90
= 100
= 200
= 300
= 400
= 500
= 600
= 700
= 800
= 900

As with the Hebrew, Ivan Panin did not use the value of the stigma in his calculation of numeric values. He always used the value of sigma even when the stigma symbol was used in the text. Since the Koppa and the sampsi never appear in text, they were also never used to calculate numeric values.

Where to go from here

More Greek Numerics.

Symbolic meaning of the numbers.

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