nikkud

[ nee-kood ]
/ niˈkud /

noun, plural nik·ku·dim [nee-koo-deem] /ˌni kuˈdim/.

any of the combinations of dots and lines sometimes placed above or below Hebrew consonant symbols to indicate the pronunciation of vowels accompanying and usually following the consonants; vowel point.

Nearby words

  1. nike hercules,
  2. nikkei,
  3. nikkei stock average,
  4. nikko,
  5. nikko fir,
  6. nikky,
  7. nikolainkaupunki,
  8. nikolaus von cusa,
  9. nikolayev,
  10. nikolsky's sign

Origin of nikkud

From the Hebrew word niqqūdh pointing, vowelling

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