Unicode Lambda λ

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Unicode lambda is named lamda, no b

Interesting that in unicode, the character lambda is named lamda, sans the b, except one of them.

this lambda has the b:

the following do not:

[see Unicode: Greek Alphabet α β γ]

here's interesting things about lambda

greek lambda 2019-06-02 398fk
greek lambda 2019-06-02

apparently, it's pronunced with b in ancient times.

pronunciation as [laːbdaː] (λάβδα) in Classical Greek times. In Modern Greek the name of the letter, Λάμδα, is pronounced [lamða].

also note, its relation with Latin letter L and Phoenician letter Lamd 𐤋 and the Cyrillic letter El Л л