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beth

[beys, beyt; Sephardic Hebrew bet] /beɪs, beɪt; Sephardic Hebrew bɛt/
noun
1.
the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
2.
either of the consonant sounds represented by this letter.
Also, bet, bes.
Origin of beth
1905-1910
1905-10; < Hebrew bēth literally, house; see beta

Beth

[beth] /bɛθ/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
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  • In the middle of the winter beth and William and their mother went to a friends house to stay for a week.

    Boys and Girls of Colonial Days Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • “You brought it on yourself, beth,” he reminded her in a low tone.

    The Fighting Shepherdess
     
    Caroline Lockhart
  • It was difficult to associate beth with the idea of prudery or affectation.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • "Jerry, you sit in front for a while with Uncle Billy," suggested beth.

    A Day at the County Fair Alice Hale Burnett
  • "It seems to me he must have been kind of human, somehow," beth commented reflectively.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for beth

beth

/bɛt/
noun
1.
the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ב) transliterated as b
Word Origin
from Hebrew bēth-, bayith house
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beth in the Bible

occurs frequently as the appellation for a house, or dwelling-place, in such compounds as the words immediately following:

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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