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[tahv, tawv, tahf, tawf]
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  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

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

    The People of the Crater

    Andrew North

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

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

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

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

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

from Hebrew: cross, mark
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