[ zah-yin ]
/ ˈzɑ yɪn /
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the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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Origin of zayin
1895–1900; <Hebrew, akin to zayin weapon
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British Dictionary definitions for zayin
/ (ˈzɑːjɪn) /
the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ז), transliterated as z
Word Origin for zayin
from Hebrew, literally: weapon
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