Biforked Letter of the Greeks

The capital U, made thus Y, which resembles a bird flying.

[The birds] flying, write upon the sky
The biforked letter of the Greeks.

Longfellow: The Wayside Inn,
prelude.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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