What does kappa mean?

Definitions for kappaˈkæp ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kappa(noun)

    the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet


  1. Kappa

    Kappa is the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet, used to represent the sound in Ancient and Modern Greek. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 20. It was derived from the Phoenician letter kaph . Letters that arose from kappa include the Roman K and Cyrillic К. Greek proper names and placenames containing kappa are often written in English with "c" due to contemporary rendering into the Latin alphabet by ancient Romans. However, transliterations of the modern Greek language invariably use the letter "k". Compare Κυνοσκεφαλαι, Cynoscephalae; κυνος κεφαλαι, kunos kephalai, meaning "dog's heads". In mathematics, the kappa curve is named after this letter; the tangents of this curve were first calculated by Barrow.

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    The kappa symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the kappa symbol and its characteristic.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kappa in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kappa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Clohessy:

    The Kappa Delta Rho is a wake up call, but the Sandusky case should have been a wake up call too.

  2. Chris Rock:

    Is Hollywood racist? You're damn right Hollywood is racist. But it ain't that racist that you've grown accustomed to. Hollywood is sorority racist. It's like: 'We like you Rhonda, but you're not a Kappa,'.

  3. Chris Rock:

    Everyone wants to know in the world, is Hollywood racist ? is it ‘ burning cross racist ’ ? No. Is it ‘ fetch me some lemonade racist ’ ? No. It’s a different type of racist. ... Hollywood is ‘ sorority racist. ’ It’s like, we like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.

Images & Illustrations of kappa

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