Usage examples for zeta

  1. The iron gates of Zeta Castle, which have subsided into the ground and disappeared from the surface, open once in every seven years. – A Philological Essay Concerning the Pygmies of the Ancients by Edward Tyson
  2. In 1782 Sir William Herschel saw one of the stars of Zeta Herculis eclipse the other. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  3. Y, when the Romans first borrowed it from the Greeks, was called Ypsilon; and Z, from the same source, was called Zeta; and, as these two letters were used only in words of Greek origin, I know not whether they ever received from the Romans any shorter names. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. Accompanies the doge of Venice, who acts as Marko's koom, 96- 100 Zeta. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  5. When he afterwards found that the recorded place of this object did not agree so well as he expected with the known position of this star, he came to the conclusion that it could not be Zeta but must be some other unknown planet. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  6. Of these names, our English dictionaries explain the first and the last; and Webster has defined Iota, and Zeta, but without reference to the meaning of the former in Greek. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. The slowest revolving pair is Zeta Aquarii. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  8. Detmar pushed it open and ascended into the forbidden sphere of the Zeta- rings. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  9. We should add that this zealous observer saw another object which he at first took to be the star known as Zeta in the constellation Cancer. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  10. To his right hand lay the south, the sacred birth- place of the Nile, the home of the Gods of the Cataracts; but here flowed no mighty stream, and where was there a shrine for the visible manifestation of Osiris and Isis; of Horns, born of a lotus flower in a thicket of papyrus; of Rennut, the Goddess of blessings, and of Zeta? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. Working his way along the inner wall in darkness, he finally felt the edge of the metal door that opened into the Zeta- ring chamber itself. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim