yod

noun
\ ˈyȯd How to pronounce yod (audio) , ˈyu̇d \

Definition of yod

: the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table

First Known Use of yod

1735, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yod

Hebrew yōdh

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“Yod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yod. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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