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beth

[beys, beyt; Sephardic Hebrew bet]
noun
  1. the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. either of the consonant sounds represented by this letter.
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Also bet, bes.

Origin of beth

1905–10; < Hebrew bēth literally, house; see beta

Beth

[beth]
noun
  1. a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
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Contemporary Examples of beth

Historical Examples of beth

  • “But he is not all wolf,” interposed Beth, standing for her brother in his absence.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • Peter glanced around, pointed vaguely, and Beth Cameron laughed.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • "I've been thinkin' about what you said yesterday," said Beth to Peter.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • Pity—with a voice like that—she ought to have had opportunities—this scornful little Beth.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • Like Beth Cameron this girl was very particular in choosing her acquaintances.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs


British Dictionary definitions for beth

beth

noun
  1. the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ב) transliterated as b
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Word Origin for beth

from Hebrew bēth-, bayith house
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