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[tahv, tawv, tahf, tawf]
  1. the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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Also tau, taw.

Origin of tav

From the Hebrew word tāw literally, mark
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Examples from the Web for tav

Historical Examples of tav

  • There is no night or day in Tav since the blue light is steady.

    The People of the Crater

    Andrew North

  • Then, as through a curtain, they came into the light of Tav.

  • The tropic heat of Tav increased; it was as if the ground itself were steaming.

  • More than ever he was the outlander with no true roots in Tav.

  • In the shining surface Garin saw pictured a break in Tav's wall.

British Dictionary definitions for tav



  1. the 22nd and last letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ת), transliterated as t or when final th
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Word Origin for tav

from Hebrew: cross, mark
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