[gim-uh l]


the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Music. gymel.

Origin of gimel

< Hebrew gīmel, akin to gāmāl camel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gimel

Historical Examples of gimel

  • Their beth was a house in the tent form; their gimel a camel, represented by its head and neck; their daleth a door, and so on.

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

  • In Greek and Hebrew the third letter (gimel, gamma) had the power of the flat mute g, as in gun.

    The English Language

    Robert Gordon Latham

  • It was the love-bairn of a dead mother, brought up in the kindly Highland fashion, free of every gimel and kail-pot.

    John Splendid

    Neil Munro

  • Count Gimel, of whom I shall hereafter have occasion to speak more at length, set out about this time for Carlsbad.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete

    Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

British Dictionary definitions for gimel



the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ג) transliterated as g or, when final, gh

Word Origin for gimel

literally: camel
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