or cheth

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


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

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



/ (hɛt, Hebrew xɛt) /


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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