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[tahv, tawv, tahf, tawf] /tɑv, tɔv, tɑf, tɔf/
the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Also, tau, taw.
Origin of tav
From the Hebrew word tāw literally, mark Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • There is no night or day in tav since the blue light is steady.

  • Then, as through a curtain, they came into the light of tav.

  • The tropic heat of tav increased; it was as if the ground itself were steaming.

  • More than ever he was the outlander with no true roots in tav.

  • In the shining surface Garin saw pictured a break in tav's wall.

  • The word "mark" in the Hebrew is "tav," the last letter in the Hebrew alphabet.

    The Prophet Ezekiel Arno C. Gaebelein
  • It was quiet in the forest as Garin made his way into its gloom and for the first time he noted a peculiarity of tav.

  • Then Thrala goes forth, the throne is dust and tav shall have a day of judging such as it has never seen before.

  • They traversed the tongue of forest which bordered the meadow and came to the central plain of tav.

  • The green of tav beckoned them out to walk in its freshness; it was renewed with lusty life.

British Dictionary definitions for tav


/tɑːv; tɑːf; Hebrew tav; taf/
the 22nd and last letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ת), transliterated as t or when final th
Word Origin
from Hebrew: cross, mark
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