daghesh

noun
da·​ghesh
variants: or less commonly dagesh \ ˈdä(ˌ)gesh , -​gə̇sh also -​(ˌ)gāsh \
plural -es

Definition of daghesh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a point placed in a consonant in pointed writing in the Hebrew alphabet to denote that (1) it is pronounced as a stop rather than as a spirant or that (2) it is pronounced doubled

called also respectively 1daghesh lene, 2daghesh forte

daghesh

transitive verb
variants: or less commonly dagesh \ " \
-ed/-ing/-es

Definition of daghesh (Entry 2 of 2)

: to mark with a daghesh

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History and Etymology for daghesh

Noun

Hebrew dāghēsh

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“Daghesh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daghesh. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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