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[het, hes; Sephardic Hebrew khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew khes] /hɛt, hɛs; Sephardic Hebrew xɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɛs/
the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the sound represented by this letter.
Origin of heth
First recorded in 1895-1900, heth is from the Hebrew word ḥeth literally, enclosure Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for heth
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  • That uncle of yours, Mary, heth he's as canny a keoghboy as I've seen.

    The Drone

    Rutherford Mayne
  • Er—appealed to heth in the name of the farmers and merchants?

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • "I heard the way you handled heth Sutton," he said, plunging in.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • We want heth to go back—break his heart if he didn't—you understand.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • In the preceding chapter we have seen what the Bible has to tell us about 'the children of heth.'

    The Hittites

    A. H. Sayce
  • The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the children of heth.

  • If we succeeded in beating heth, we could then turn upon Marshall.

  • heth had been wounded, and Pettigrew was in command of the division.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • "Overgrown with heth and mosse," says Leland of the same dark sweep of country.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
  • Miss heth, Dal swears he can't remember the boat's upsetting at all.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison
British Dictionary definitions for heth


/hɛt; Hebrew xɛt/
the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ח), transliterated as h and pronounced as a pharyngeal fricative
Word Origin
from Hebrew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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