from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
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- n. The sixteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
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- n. the 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Hebrew 'ayin, eye, ayin; see ʿyn in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Proto-Semitic *ʿayn- (“eye”). (Wiktionary)