(in linguistics). The third letter of the Greek alphabet was used for the voiced/g/ (as in New High German Gold) in accordance with the Semitic model; also used for the nasal , e.g. in ἄγκος (ánkos). However, the Etruscans gave this letter the sound of [k]; it was also used accordingly in Rome, where later on a new letter was invented for a voiced/g/. More under G; K; Italy (alphabetic scripts).
R. Wachter, Altlat. Inschr., 1987, 14-18.
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Forssman, Bernhard (Erlangen),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 20 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e222370>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510