Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega
omega o*me"ga ([=o]*m[=e]"g[.a] or [=o]*m[=a]"g[.a] or [=o]"m[-e]*g[.a]; 277), n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'w^ me`ga, i.e., the great or long o. Cf. {Mickle}.] 1. The last letter of the Greek alphabet. See {Alpha}. [1913 Webster]

2. The last; the end; hence, death. [1913 Webster]

``Omega! thou art Lord,'' they said. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Alpha and Omega}, the beginning and the ending; hence, the chief, the whole. --Rev. i. 8. [1913 Webster]

The alpha and omega of science. --Sir J. Herschel. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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