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daleth

[dah-luh d, -luh th, -luh t; Sephardic Hebrew dah-let]
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noun
  1. the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Also da·let, da·les [Ashkenazic Hebrew dah-luh s] /Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈdɑ ləs/.

Origin of daleth

< Hebrew dāleth, akin to dālāh door
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Examples from the Web for daleth

Historical Examples

  • After this the order changes: daleth being followed by he of the vowel series.

    The English Language

    Robert Gordon Latham

  • The mistake doubtless arose from the fact that the copyists mistook the Hebrew letter 'resh' for a Hebrew letter 'daleth'.

  • Their beth was a house in the tent form; their gimel a camel, represented by its head and neck; their daleth a door, and so on.

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

  • This idea forms the clew to the whole book, and from hence is derived its title, Daleth.

  • After this the order changes; daleth being followed by he of the vowel series.


British Dictionary definitions for daleth

daleth

daled

noun
  1. the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ד), transliterated as d or, when final, dh

Word Origin

Hebrew
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