aleph-bet

noun
variants: or alef-bet play \ˈä-ˌlef-ˈbet, -ləf-\

Definition of aleph-bet

: the Hebrew alphabet
  • In Hebrew each letter in the aleph-bet has a numerical value.
  • —Loris DeMarcoSweeter Than Honey2008
  • 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 Testament2008

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Origin and Etymology of aleph-bet

borrowed from Modern Hebrew āleph-bēyth


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