[het, hes; Sephardic Hebrew khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew khes]
- 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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Examples from the Web for heth
That uncle of yours, Mary, heth he's as canny a keoghboy as I've seen.The Drone
Er—appealed to Heth in the name of the farmers and merchants?
"I heard the way you handled Heth Sutton," he said, plunging in.
We want Heth to go back—break his heart if he didn't—you understand.
In the preceding chapter we have seen what the Bible has to tell us about 'the children of Heth.'The Hittites
A. H. Sayce
- the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ח), transliterated as h and pronounced as a pharyngeal fricative
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