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or caph

[kahf, kawf]
  1. the eleventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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Origin of kaph

1875–80; < Hebrew: literally, palm (of the hand), sole (of the foot)
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Examples from the Web for kaph

Historical Examples

  • The Hebrew letter for this card is Kaph, which typifies a grasping hand.

    Prophetical, Educational and Playing Cards

    Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer

British Dictionary definitions for kaph


  1. the 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet (כ or, at the end of a word, ך) transliterated as k or, when final, kh
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Word Origin

Hebrew, literally: palm of the hand
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