Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The second letter () of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English B. Its numerical value is II.
  • Be ye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

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  • noun ב (second letter of the Aramaic and Hebrew alphabet)
  • noun 𐤁 (second letter of the Phoenician abjad)
  • noun ܒ (second letter of the Syriac abjad)

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  • noun the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

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

[Hebrew bêt, of Phoenician origin; see byt in Semitic roots.]

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From Middle Bronze Age picture of a house by acrophony, ultimately Proto-Semitic *bayt- (“house”).

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  • Beth, 1976, Kiss

    February 9, 2008