beth

[beys, beyt; Sephardic Hebrew bet]
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noun

the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
either of the consonant sounds represented by this letter.

Also bet, bes.

Origin of beth

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

Beth

[beth]

noun

a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
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Examples from the Web for beth

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

  • Of course Beth Cameron knew nothing of Russia's grand dukes.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

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

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • Beth's taste for good music, like her taste for nice people, was instinctive.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • A little tinsel more or less could make no difference in Beth.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs


British Dictionary definitions for beth

beth

noun

the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ב) transliterated as b

Word Origin for beth

from Hebrew bēth-, bayith house
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