samekh

noun
sa·​mekh | \ ˈsä-ˌmek How to pronounce samekh (audio) \

Definition of samekh

: the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table

First Known Use of samekh

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for samekh

Hebrew sāmekh

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about samekh

Statistics for samekh

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for samekh

The first known use of samekh was in 1823

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on samekh

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with samekh

Comments on samekh

What made you want to look up samekh? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by a state of overwhelming emotion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!