Definition of aleph
: the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table
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At Mt. Sinai, God’s voice, in midrash, was heard communally, but was so overwhelming that only the first letter, aleph, was sounded.
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Origin and Etymology of aleph
Hebrew āleph, probably from eleph ox
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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