ayin

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

Definition of ayin

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

Examples of ayin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Hebrew language, the guttural letters ayin and chet often interchange, rendering litz’ok and litzchok the same. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, 10 Jan. 2022 The visible writing shows the letters yod, resh, bet, ayin and lamed, with remnants of other characters suggesting the original message was longer. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of ayin

1682, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ayin

Hebrew ʽayin, literally, eye

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“Ayin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ayin. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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