from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
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- n. The seventh letter of many Semitic alphabets (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English z. Its numerical value is 7.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Hebrew, of Phoenician origin; see zyn in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Proto-Semitic word for "sword" or other weapon. (Wiktionary)