or caph

[kahf, kawf]

Origin of kaph

1875–80; < Hebrew: literally, palm (of the hand), sole (of the foot)
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  1. the 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet (כ or, at the end of a word, ך) transliterated as k or, when final, kh

Word Origin for kaph

Hebrew, literally: palm of the hand
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