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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 heth

Historical Examples of heth

  • That uncle of yours, Mary, heth he's as canny a keoghboy as I've seen.

    The Drone

    Rutherford Mayne

  • Er—appealed to Heth in the name of the farmers and merchants?

    Coniston, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • "I heard the way you handled Heth Sutton," he said, plunging in.

    Coniston, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • We want Heth to go back—break his heart if he didn't—you understand.

    Coniston, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • In the preceding chapter we have seen what the Bible has to tell us about 'the children of Heth.'

    The Hittites

    A. H. Sayce


British Dictionary definitions for heth

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 for heth

from Hebrew
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