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Greek alphabet
Α α Alpha Β β Beta
Γ γ Gamma Δ δ Delta
Ε ε Epsilon Ζ ζ Zeta
Η η Eta Θ θ Theta
Ι ι Iota Κ κ Kappa
Λ λ Lambda Μ μ Mu
Ν ν Nu Ξ ξ Xi
Ο ο Omicron Π π Pi
Ρ ρ Rho Σ σ Sigma
Τ τ Tau Υ υ Upsilon
Φ φ Phi Χ χ Chi
Ψ ψ Psi Ω ω Omega
obsolete letters
[[Digamma|Template:Polytonic Digamma]] [[San (letter)|Template:Polytonic San]]
[[Qoppa|Template:Polytonic Qoppa]] [[Sampi|Template:Polytonic Sampi]]

Tau (upper case Τ, lower case τ) is the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 300.

The lower-case letter τ is used as a symbol for:

Other uses of Tau:

  • Tau is the name of an island near Kilinailau, Greenwich Island, and Ocean Island.
  • In Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 science fiction gaming universe, the Tau are an alien race.
  • Tau is a symbol used from antiquity and is represented by a type of cross. There are those who accuse Christ of being the pirate of this ancient symbol, but it did not become a symbol of Christianity until a later date. As with Christianity, other ancient societies who used the "Tau" symbol also evolved its use to represent resurrection, reincarnation and blood sacrifice.
  • The prefix of many cosmic entities, fictional or not. Notably Tau Ceti Five from System Shock 2de:Tau

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