α
  • Parse: Noun: Indeclinable letter
  • Meaning:
    • First letter of the Greek alphabet (ἄλφα) and used for "first."
    • As a prefix it denotes "privation" or "negative"

      α- added before a consonant:
      δῆλος = clear, revealed
      ἄδηλος = obscure, hidden

      α- added before a vowel:
      ἀριθμητός = numbered
      ἀναρίθμητος = without number, numberless

    • Sometimes as a prefix (ἀ- or ἁ-) denotes "augmentation" and "union"
    • As a number: α' = one; α = 1000
    • Note: On a Greek polytonic keyboard, hit the A-key to print this letter; for accented letters hit the accent key before hitting the A-key
  • Parse: Relative Pronoun: Nom/Acc Plur Neut
  • Root: ὅς
  • Meaning:
    • who, which, what
  • Parse: Interjection
  • Meaning: ah, alas!

    καὶ εἶπεν Γεδεὼν ἆ ἆ, κύριέ μου κύριε
    And Gideon said, "Alas, alas, Lord, my Lord" (Judg 6:22)