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cheth

[het, hes; Sephardic Hebrew khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew khes]
noun
  1. heth.
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Origin of cheth

From the Hebrew word ḥeth

heth

or cheth

[het, hes; Sephardic Hebrew khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew khes]
noun
  1. the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. the sound represented by this letter.
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Origin of heth

First recorded in 1895–1900, heth is from the Hebrew word ḥeth literally, enclosure
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Examples from the Web for cheth

Historical Examples

  • Canaan heads a central line of migration, and Sidon and Cheth are said to have been his leading sons.

    The Meeting-Place of Geology and History

    Sir John William Dawson


British Dictionary definitions for cheth

heth

cheth

noun
  1. the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ח), transliterated as h and pronounced as a pharyngeal fricative
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Word Origin

from Hebrew
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