- the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- any of the sounds represented by this letter.
Origin of vav
From the Hebrew word wāw literally, hook
- Louis [lwee] /lwi/, 1612–70, French architect.
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Examples from the Web for vau
These bear a great resemblance to the Syriac Heth and Vau (a hook).
When erected, the Estrangelo-Syriac Vau is precisely the form of our 6.
Vau and her handmaidens were off to tea on La Carabine, preliminary to a swimming party at Papa-seea.In the Track of the Trades
Lewis R. Freeman
By using W for double Vau (or 12) he cooks the number out of his own name.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)
Augustus de Morgan
At first these gay playful effusions were called the songs of Vau de Vire, till they became known as Vaudevilles.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)
- the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ו) transliterated as v or wAlso called: waw
from Hebrew wāw a hook
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