from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
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- n. The twentieth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A frequent dialectal variant of rush.
- n. The twentieth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English r. Its numerical value is 200.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Hebrew rêš, of Aramaic or Phoenician dialectal origin; see rאš in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Proto-Semitic *raʾš- (“head”). (Wiktionary)