aleph–bet

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noun \ˈä-ˌlef-ˈbet, -ləf-\
variants: or

alef–bet

Definition of aleph–bet

  1. :  the Hebrew alphabet In Hebrew each letter in the aleph-bet has a numerical value. — Loris DeMarco, Sweeter Than Honey, 2008 But an acrostic composition, which presupposes not only the invention of the Hebrew alef-bet but also a literate milieu, was intended for appreciation in written form, whereby appeal is made to the eye. — Dictionary of the Old Testament, 2008

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Origin and Etymology of aleph–bet

borrowed from Modern Hebrew āleph-bēyth


First Known Use: 1909


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