American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The third letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The third letter of the Hebrew alphabet (), corresponding to the English g in go. Its numerical value is 3.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- n. the 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
- From Hebrew גימל (gimel); ultimately from Proto-Semitic word for a weapon which was debatably either a staff sling or a throwing stick. (Wiktionary)
- Hebrew gîmel, of Phoenician origin; see gml2 in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Luckily (with a gimel spin of the dreidel), due to a recent change in the law in the state of Michigan, this will be the second year in decades that it will be legal for bars to be open and serving alcohol (with a special license) on Christmas Day evening.”
“The Greek alphabet was borrowed and adapted from the Phoenicians by the eighth century B.C., so that the aleph, bet, and gimel of Phoenician became the alpha, beta, and gamma of Greek.”
“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).”
“I mean, even if the wreckerator reversed the flotsam, there is no way ה (he) and נ (nun) would be adjacent on a dreidel, and even if I give the Chinese manufacturer of this awful piece of plastic the benefit of a doubt and say it's a ג (gimel) rather than a נ (nun), they are still in the wrong order.”
“He feels the shadow of a great hand -- lamed gimel”
“It grows in the woods, or near water, he says, and looks rather like wild carrot. kaf gimel”
“All night he weeps, as his students sleep. nun gimel”
“For a brief introduction and a glossary of Hebrew and Aramaic words, see the first installment. mem gimel”
“When writing a “J” sound in Hebrew the proper usage would be a “gimel” with a little dash next to it. word.”
“And together the two exiled men began to recite, at first in whispers, then more loudly: "Aleph, beth, gimel, daleth ...".”
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