Consistent shape in all ancient cities
of the Western-Eastern
greek alphabet groups.
The ancient greeks wrote it with a very short right antenna. Later the two vertical antennae became symmetrical.
The combination of sounds: [pç+vowel] or [pj+vowel] occurs in modern greek, in some cases when fast [ia
Here is an example of the change of pronunciation in a greek-word: anc.gr.
πoίoς=who? [p`ios] (two syllables) but mod.gr.
s] (one syllable). Also see synizesis
From northsemitic (phoenician): p-ē = (the) mouth.
Ancient name was πε
which turned to the hellenistic π
through the iotacistic
see sampi at SIGMA
COMBINATIONS: MΠ [b] or [mb]
: sometimes double occurrence within a word. <ππ> was pronounced [pp] till the middle times. Not pronounced as double in modern greek.
MORE GREEK WORDS STARTING WITH PI
•πoλύ=a lot - poly(gamy)
•πόλις πόλη=city - poli(ce), political
•παν=everything - pan(hellenic)
•παιδί=child - pa(e)d(agogy)
•παρά=near/inspite παράγραφoς= paragraph
•πρώτoν= first - proto(col)
•παλαιόν = old - palaeo(graphy)
•πάθoς=something that happens to me,suffering - patho(logy)
•πατήρ/πατρός=father/of the father - patri(arch)
•περίoδoς = period
•πλανήτης=wonderer - planet
- Definition of pi - WordReference.com
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