heth

or cheth

[ het, hes; Sephardic Hebrew khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew khes ]
/ hɛt, hɛs; Sephardic Hebrew xɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɛs /
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noun

the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the sound represented by this letter.

Nearby words

  1. heteroxenous parasite,
  2. heterozygosis,
  3. heterozygosity,
  4. heterozygote,
  5. heterozygous,
  6. hetian,
  7. hetman,
  8. hetmanate,
  9. hetp,
  10. hettie

Origin of heth

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

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British Dictionary definitions for heth

heth

cheth

/ (hɛt, Hebrew xɛt) /

noun

the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ח), transliterated as h and pronounced as a pharyngeal fricative

Word Origin for heth

from Hebrew

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