American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English D. Its numerical value is IV.
- n. Alternative form of dalet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- n. the 4th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
- Hebrew dālet, of Phoenician origin; see dl in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So I've tentatively extrapolated that gamma, delta, iota, chi, and rho are *cemla (cf. gimel), *talta (cf. daleth), *eiata (cf. yod), *χei and *rusa (cf. resh).”
“And together the two exiled men began to recite, at first in whispers, then more loudly: "Aleph, beth, gimel, daleth ...".”
“He had screens in his laboratory that broke it all down into individual patterns-the steady pulsing waves from the cortex, the alpha and beta waves; beta-aleph and beta-beth and beta-gimel and beta-daleth.”
“[Hebrew letter 'resh'] for a [Hebrew letter 'daleth'].”
“The [Hebrew: daleth] meaning four would easily be misread for [Hebrew: resh] meaning 200.] [Footnote 79: The Knights of the Hospital of St. John and the Templars are here referred to.”
“He had screens in his laboratory that broke it all down into individual patterns -- the steady pulsing waves from the cortex, the alpha and beta waves; beta-aleph and beta-beth and beta-gimel and beta-daleth.”
“They had no other or more appropriate confession of this than is seen in the root [Hebrew letters] yedo -- knowledge, compounded of the three symbols _yod_, _daleth_, _oin_ --”
“Thus _aleph_, an ox; _beth_, a tent; _daleth_, a tent-door; _lamed_, an ox-goad; _mem_, water;”
“Their _beth_ was a house in the tent form; their _gimel_ a camel, represented by its head and neck; their _daleth_ a door, and so on.”
“As a certain person once said to me after I pointed out to him that our pronounciation of the undotted daleth is plainly incorrect [as explained above]: 'Do you imagine that the Hidushe HaRim [a great Tora sage of the last century] did not read Shema properly?”
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