Definitions

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

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

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  • n. Alternative form of dalet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English D. Its numerical value is IV.

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

  • n. the 4th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

Hebrew dālet, of Phoenician origin; see dl in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 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).

    An online Etruscan Dictionary has arrived

  • And together the two exiled men began to recite, at first in whispers, then more loudly: "Aleph, beth, gimel, daleth ...".

    Elie Wiesel - Nobel Lecture

  • 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.

    The Fuzzy Papers

  • [Hebrew letter 'resh'] for a [Hebrew letter 'daleth'].

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • 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.

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • 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.

    Little Fuzzy

  • 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_ --

    Second Sight A study of Natural and Induced Clairvoyance

  • Thus _aleph_, an ox; _beth_, a tent; _daleth_, a tent-door; _lamed_, an ox-goad; _mem_, water;

    Second Sight A study of Natural and Induced Clairvoyance

  • 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.

    History of Phoenicia

  • 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?'

    Esser Agaroth

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