[yoo d; Hebrew yawd]
- the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- any of the sounds represented by this letter.
Origin of yod
1725–35; < Hebrew yōdh, akin to yādh hand
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Examples from the Web for yod
But the explanation of the Yod is to be fetched from Eccles.
In these inscriptions the Yod (iota) is represented by a simple point.Companion to the Bible
E. P. Barrows
Do yo reckon, Capn, yod let me pilot the Restless out o this harbor and some o the way down the bay?The Motor Boat Club in Florida
H. Irving Hancock
Noah replied, “I can only send one of the two birds whose first letter is either Ain or Yod.”Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories
But yod better take him back with you when you go, Miss Ruth, He needs somebody to take care of himsho do!Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie
Alice B. Emerson
- the tenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet (י), transliterated as y
C18: from Hebrew, literally: hand
Word Origin and History for yod
10th and smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper