[ sah-muhkh ]
/ ˈsɑ məx /
the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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Origin of samekh
<Hebrew sāmekh, akin to sāmakh he supported
Words nearby samekh
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British Dictionary definitions for samekh
/ (ˈsɑːmək, Hebrew ˈsamɛx) /
the 15th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ס) transliterated as s
Word Origin for samekh
Hebrew, literally: a support
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