[ 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.
- nike hercules,
- nikkei stock average,
- nikko fir,
- nikolaus von cusa,
- nikolsky's sign
Origin of nikkud
From the Hebrew word niqqūdh pointing, vowelling
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