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A terrorist organization organized in 1959 by student activists who were dissatisfied with the moderate nationalism of the traditional Basque party; want to create an independent homeland in Spain's western Pyrenees.  Synonyms: Basque Fatherland and Liberty, Basque Homeland and Freedom, Euskadi ta Askatasuna.
The 7th letter of the Greek alphabet.

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"Eta" Quotes from Famous Books

... uncorrected viscosities with the corrected shows the great importance of Slotte's correction for dextrins and inferior gum arabics; in other words, for solutions of low viscosity, while it will be observed to have little influence upon the uncorrected [eta] obtained for the Ghatti gums and the best samples of ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891 • Various

... situated near the outskirts of the group, and marking the angles of quadrilateral by which it was inclosed, were chosen as reference points. The second rested upon measures of distance and position angle outward from Alcyone ([eta] Tauri). Thus, two wholly unconnected sets of positions were secured, the close accordance of which testified strongly to the high quality of the entire work. They were combined, with nearly equal weights, in the final results. A fresh reduction of the Konigsberg observations, necessitated ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887 • Various

... multitudinous clamor of his burden. "Alas!" thought Katsuo, as he stumbled along, unheeding the beckoning hands of mothers, or the arresting cries of children in many gateways, "Had I been born a samurai of old, and she an humble maiden! Even as an Eta, an outcast, would I have loved and sought her. Now in this life I am doomed to catch insects and to sell them. Perhaps in my coming rebirth, if I am honest and do not tell to the ignorant that a common mimi ...
— The Dragon Painter • Mary McNeil Fenollosa

... Latin-1 text, Greek has been transliterated and placed between marks. Hebrew text is similarly marked. E: and O: (always capitalized) represent Eta and Omega. e: at the end of some names represents dieresis (separate syllable). [ae] or [Ae] represents the "ae" or "AE" ligature. a or o with tilde has been silently unpacked ...
— Hypnerotomachia - The Strife of Loue in a Dreame • Francesco Colonna

... and leaders: business and landowning interests; Catholic Church; Euskal Herritarok or EH ; free labor unions (authorized in April 1977); on the extreme left, the Basque Fatherland and Liberty or ETA and the First of October Antifascist Resistance Group or GRAPO use terrorism to oppose the government; Opus Dei; Socialist General Union of Workers or UGT and the smaller independent Workers Syndical Union or USO; university students; Workers ...
— The 2000 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... are directly transliterated using the English equivalents of the Greek; the Greek eta is transliterated as e and omega as o. Diacritic marks are omitted with the exception of the initial hard breathing mark which is indicated by an "h" before the initial ...
— Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 • Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg

... Feussner has employed as being most suitable for the separating crystal plate is nitrate of soda (natronsalpeter), in which the above-mentioned values are [omega] 1.587 and [eta] 1.336. It crystallizes in similar form to calcite, and in both cases thin plates obtained ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884. • Various

Words linked to "Eta" :   letter, Greek alphabet, terrorism, foreign terrorist organization, Spain, letter of the alphabet, act of terrorism, alphabetic character, terrorist group, FTO, terrorist act, terrorist organization, Kingdom of Spain, Espana

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