- the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- the glottal stop consonant or, alternatively, long vowel represented by this letter.
Origin of aleph
Examples from the Web for aleph
Contemporary Examples of aleph
Daneri is using the Aleph to write a terrible poem that minutely and pointlessly describes everything on earth.Is Dave Eggers’ ‘The Circle’ Our Generation’s ‘1984’?
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Historical Examples of aleph
Commonly referred to under the symbol , the Hebrew letter, Aleph.Lectures on Bible Revision
The first begins with Aleph, the second with Beth, and so on, the second verse of each pair not being counted in the scheme.
Each short clause begins with Aleph; each makes the same fervid resolve.
- the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet (א) articulated as a glottal stop and transliterated with a superior comma (`)
Word Origin for aleph
Hebrew and Phoenician letter, c.1300, from Semitic languages, pausal form of eleph "ox" (the character might have developed from a hieroglyph of an ox's head); also see alphabet.