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daghesh

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

Definition of daghesh

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

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Origin and Etymology of daghesh

Hebrew dāghēsh


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daghesh

transitive verb
variants: or less commonly dagesh \"\

Definition of daghesh

also -ed/-ing/-es
: to mark with a daghesh

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