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

Examples of beth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now Binance offers a way for users to use beths for a wider variety of investments on the Binance Smart Chain and Ethereum, bringing the currency more in line with other liquid-staking tokens but in a unilateral action that can create additional security risks. Javier Paz, Forbes, 3 May 2023 The dynamic plays out most vividly in cases of divorce, which in the Hasidic community are conferred by a rabbinical court known as a beth din. Eliza Shapiro Jonah Markowitz, New York Times, 12 Dec. 2022 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, 27 June 2018

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Word History


Hebrew bēth, from bayith house

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beth was in 1650

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Cite this Entry

“Beth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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