Quick facts for kids Greek alphabet 


Αα  Alpha  Νν  Nu 
Ββ  Beta  Ξξ  Xi 
Γγ  Gamma  Οο  Omicron 
Δδ  Delta  Ππ  Pi 
Εε  Epsilon  Ρρ  Rho 
Ζζ  Zeta  Σσς  Sigma 
Ηη  Eta  Ττ  Tau 
Θθ  Theta  Υυ  Upsilon 
Ιι  Iota  Φφ  Phi 
Κκ  Kappa  Χχ  Chi 
Λλ  Lambda  Ψψ  Psi 
Μμ  Mu  Ωω  Omega 
Other letters  
Ϝϝ  Digamma  Ⱶⱶ  Heta 
Ϻϻ  San  Ϙϙ  Koppa 
Ϡϡ  Sampi  Ϛϛ  Stigma 
Ϸϸ  Sho  

Epsilon (uppercase/lowercase Ε ε), is the letter of the Greek alphabet, used to represent the "e" sound in Ancient and Modern Greek. In the system of Greek numerals, it has a value of 5. Letters that came from it include the Roman E and Cyrillic Е. It is also used in calculus to represent a very small number (particularly in proofs involving limit). In set theory, a typographical variant of epsilon can be used to represent the statement "a is a member of set A" (symbolically ).
(A little fact: The Ypsilon is the only letter of the alphabet that you can divide into syllables: Ypsilon)
Related pages
 Delta
 Limit of a sequence, where epsilon is used
Images for kids

Initial epsilon in Lectionary 226, folio 20 verso
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