or kof, qoph

[ kawf ]
/ kɔf /


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

Origin of koph

From the Hebrew word qōph

Can be confused

cough cuff koph
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British Dictionary definitions for koph



/ (kɒf) /


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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