ayin

noun
\ ˈī-ən How to pronounce ayin (audio) \

Definition of ayin

: the 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table

First Known Use of ayin

1682, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ayin

Hebrew ʽayin, literally, eye

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aye-aye

Ayer

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ayin

Aylesbury

ayllu

Aylmer

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