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- n. Alternative form of yodh.
- n. A palatal approximant.
- n. Eye dialect spelling of yard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tenth letter (?) of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English i (with the sound of y). Its numerical value is X.
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It must not by any means let pass that in Shemoth Rabba; "'He smote the rock, and the waters gushed out,' Psalm 78: 20, but the word yod-zayin-vav-bet - yod signifies nothing else but blood; as it is said, 'The woman that hath an issue of blood upon her,' Leviticus 15: 20.
A yod is a triangle formed by three aspects of your chart, i.e. positions in the sky of certain stars and planets at your birth.
The "yod" (of the future) applies to the conception.
It is a variant of 'yod' or 'yede,' from A.S. eode, I went.
The difference between the letters "yod" and "vav" is a tiny half a millimeter length of stroke.
Regarding 3), we should be clear that "wh" is [w] for the large majority of American speakers as well as basically all other non-Scotsmen. 4) is referred to as yod-dropping and is indeed well-entrenched in most American forms; it occurs regularly after alveolar and post-alveolar consonants.
The tenth letter, yod H, was 10, after which each letter went up in tens and on reaching 100 went up in hundreds.
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).
Third, the word pilegshim (concubines) in Gen. 25: 6 is spelled deficiently, without the letter yod.
According to Gelug Prasangika, a conventionally existent phenomenon (tha-snyad-du yod-pa) is a validly knowable phenomenon, the existence of which is established by its being merely the referent object (btags-chos) of the name, label, or concept for it.
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