Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. ב (second letter of the Aramaic and Hebrew alphabet)
  • n. 𐤁 (second letter of the Phoenician abjad)
  • n. ܒ (second letter of the Syriac abjad)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Be ye.
  • n. The second letter () of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English B. Its numerical value is II.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

Hebrew bêt, of Phoenician origin; see byt in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle Bronze Age picture of a house by acrophony, ultimately Proto-Semitic *bayt- (“house”). (Wiktionary)

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