Word of the Day – Xi

By November 11, 2019 Word of the Day

Xi (noun)

k-sai

The fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet

From Greek

Example sentences

“While having no Latin derivative, the Xi was adopted into the early Cyrillic alphabet, as the letter ksi.”

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