Re: None

From: Edgar Krentz (
Date: Thu Feb 11 1999 - 04:55:32 EST

>In a message dated 2/10/99 6:26:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
><< Dan Oglesby wrote;
> >
> >I was kinda wondering...
> >
> >Does the letter W have any numerical value in any of the
> >languages?
> > >>
>I have a Greek Grammar by Goodwin & Gulick. It says that vau or digamma was
>equivalent to w. Which does happen to represent the number "6." In fact,
>after I got to looking, they tell me how to count at least up to 100,000 using
>Greek characters for numerals. I didn't think to look here before I asked at
>the first, but thanks for all your help anyway.
>William (Little Greek) Boyd
>Royal Palm Beach, Fl.

Please note that digamma in appearance looks like a capital F! It was
sounded like the English w. It ddid not in any way replace or equal an

Edgar Krentz
Professor of New Testament Emeritus
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
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