daghesh

1 of 2

noun

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

2 of 2

transitive verb

variants or less commonly dagesh
"
-ed/-ing/-es
: to mark with a daghesh

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Hebrew dāghēsh

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“Daghesh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daghesh. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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