Definition of Aleph

1. Noun. The 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet.




Definition of Aleph

1. Noun. The first letter of the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, continued in descended Semitic alphabets as Phoenician Aleph (term ???? sc=Phnx tr=? aleph lang=phn), Aramaic (term ???? sc=Armi), Syriac (term sc=Syrc ? '?laph lang=syc), Hebrew (term ? sc=Hebr aleph lang=he) and Arabic (term ? sc=Arab tr=? ?álif lang=ar). ¹

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Definition of Aleph

1. a Hebrew letter [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aleph

alektorophobia
alelike
alembic
alembicated
alembication
alembics
alembroth
alemmal
alemtuzumab
alencon
alencons
alendronate
alendronates
alendronic acid
alength
aleph (current term)
aleph-nought
aleph-null
aleph-one
aleph-zero
aleph number
alephs
alepidote
alepidotes
alepine
alepines
alepole
alepoles
aleptinemia
alerce

Literary usage of Aleph

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1. Biblical and Theological Studies by Princeton Theological Seminary (1912)
"No verb that had originally an aleph as its third radical has been found either in Nabatean, or Palmyrene. What Dr. Driver means us to understand is, ..."

2. The Theory of Functions of a Real Variable and the Theory of Fourier's Series by Ernest William Hobson (1907)
"The cardinal number of {«}, or of Z {^} is denoted by iilt THE GENERAL THEORY OF aleph-NUMBERS. 141. It has now been shewn that the ordinal numbers of the ..."

3. Critical Grammar of the Hebrew Language by Isaac Nordheimer (1842)
"Peculiarities of aleph. § 87. K is the weakest of all the consonants, whence it was formerly employed in the representation of the simplest vowel a. ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of Hebrew: Containing Grammar Exercises and by Joseph Thomas Lawrence Maggs (1894)
"Where aleph stands at the beginning of a syllable, as before vowel affixes, ... aleph is so far a guttural as to require a in Qal impv. and impf., ..."

5. Mithridates Minor, Or, An Essay on Language by Henry Welsford (1848)
"The Samaritan or Phoenician aleph is the Greek and Roman A, both as to name and power. The Samaritan He, the fifth letter of ..."

6. Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers by James Donaldson, Alexander Roberts, Allan Menzies, Novatianus (1870)
"They therefore took Him to the master; and he, as soon as he saw Him, wrote out the alphabet for Him, and told Him to say aleph. And when He had said aleph, ..."

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