\ ˈbāth How to pronounce beth (audio) , ˈbāt, ˈbās How to pronounce beth (audio) \

Definition of beth

: the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table

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One shape is roughly the Hebrew letter beth in reverse, another looks like an ornamental C, a third like a lowercase I in some early digital typeface. New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of beth

1650, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beth

Hebrew bēth, from bayith house

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The first known use of beth was in 1650

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