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yod

or yodh

[ yood; Hebrew yawd ]
/ yʊd; Hebrew yɔd /
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noun

the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
any of the sounds represented by this letter.

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Origin of yod

1725–35; <Hebrew yōdh, akin to yādh hand
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yod

yodh

/ (jʊd) /

noun

the tenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet (י), transliterated as y

Word Origin for yod

C18: from Hebrew, literally: hand
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