gimel

noun

gim·​el ˈgi-məl How to pronounce gimel (audio)
: the 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet see Alphabet Table

Examples of gimel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My son explained the rules and the meanings of the Hebrew letters etched on each of the four sides of the top that stood for Yiddish words: gimel means all, nun means none, shin means put in and hei means half. NBC News, 23 Dec. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Hebrew gīmel

First Known Use

circa 1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gimel was circa 1567

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“Gimel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gimel. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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