yod

or yodh

[yoo d; Hebrew yawd]
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for yod

yod

yodh

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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Word Origin and History for yod

10th and smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

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