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aleph

[ ah-lif; Hebrew ah-lef ]
/ ˈɑ lɪf; Hebrew ˈɑ lɛf /
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noun
the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the glottal stop consonant or, alternatively, long vowel represented by this letter.
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Origin of aleph

1250–1300; Middle English <Hebrew āleph, akin to eleph ox
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British Dictionary definitions for aleph

aleph
/ (ˈɑːlɪf, Hebrew ˈaːlɛf) /

noun
the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet (א) articulated as a glottal stop and transliterated with a superior comma (`)

Word Origin for aleph

Hebrew: ox
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