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

  • n. The 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The eleventh letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See caph.
  • n. The eleventh letter (ℶ) of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the Greek kappa and English k or c. Its numerical value is XX.

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

  • n. the 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

Hebrew kap, of Phoenician origin; see kpp1 in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Proto-Semitic *kapp- (“palm, hand”) (Akkadian 𒀉 (kappu), Hebrew כַּף (kaṗ), Arabic كَفّ (kaff), Ugaritic 𐎋𐎔 (kp)) (Wiktionary)

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