- the 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of resh
1895–1900; < Hebrew rēsh, akin to rōsh head
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Examples from the Web for resh
The mistake doubtless arose from the fact that the copyists mistook the Hebrew letter 'resh' for a Hebrew letter 'daleth'.
The Jewish chief priest may be said to be the successor of the exilarch or resh galutha of the earlier period.
The ceremony of the inauguration of a Resh Galutha was henceforth more impressive than ever.A Thousand Years of Jewish History
Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
The daleth meaning four would easily be misread for resh meaning 200.
- the 20th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ר), transliterated as r
from Hebrew, from rōsh head
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