[ zah-yin ]
/ ˈzɑ yɪn /
the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Why Was Z Removed From The Alphabet (And Then Put Back)?Z’s history includes a time when it was so infrequently used that it was removed from the alphabet altogether.
Origin of zayin
1895–1900; < Hebrew, akin to zayin weapon
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/ (ˈzɑːjɪn) /
the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ז), transliterated as z
Word Origin for zayin
from Hebrew, literally: weapon
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