Definitions

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

  • n. The 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to l.

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

  • n. the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

Hebrew lāmed, of Phoenician origin; see lmd in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "Some Functions of the Hebrew Particles beth and lamedh," JQR 62 (1972) 199-206.

    DailyHebrew.com

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