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[gim-uh l] /ˈgɪm əl/
the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Music. gymel.
Origin of gimel
< Hebrew gīmel, akin to gāmāl camel Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for gimel
Historical Examples
  • 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
  • In Greek and Hebrew the third letter (gimel, gamma) had the power of the flat mute g, as in gun.

    The English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • It was the love-bairn of a dead mother, brought up in the kindly Highland fashion, free of every gimel and kail-pot.

    John Splendid Neil Munro
  • Count gimel, of whom I shall hereafter have occasion to speak more at length, set out about this time for Carlsbad.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
British Dictionary definitions for gimel


/ˈɡɪməl; Hebrew ˈɡiːmɛl/
the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ג) transliterated as g or, when final, gh
Word Origin
literally: camel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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