variants or kethibh or less commonly kethiv or ketib or k'thib or kthib or k'thibh or kthibh
plural -s
: a reading in the consonantal text of the Jewish Scriptures for which in traditional Jewish practice there is substituted a different reading whose consonants are usually given in the margin compare kere

Word History


Hebrew kĕthībh, from Aramaic, written

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“Kethib.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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