gim·​el | \ ˈgi-məl How to pronounce gimel (audio) \

Definition of gimel

: 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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First Known Use of gimel

circa 1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gimel

Hebrew gīmel

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The first known use of gimel was circa 1567

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“Gimel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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