or kof, qoph

  1. the nineteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. the uvular stop consonant sound represented by this letter.

Origin of koph

From the Hebrew word qōph
Can be confusedcough cuff koph
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  1. the 19th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ק) transliterated as q, and pronounced as a velar or uvular stop

Word Origin for koph

from Hebrew qoph; see qoph
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