Definitions

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  • n. The various diacritics, taken collectively, that are attached to Hebrew letters in certain styles of writing and that indicate such features as vowels and gemination (consonant doubling).

Etymologies

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From Hebrew נִקּוּד (niqqúdh, "dotting, endotment").

Examples

  • I confess that I copied the text (with nikud) from an online source, but I tidied and wikified it.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • If you look at ancient manuscripts, you’ll see that nikud was something developed by the masoretes, that while we take for granted a kamatz goes under a letter, some MSs have it on top.

    Hail the vowel god! | Jewschool

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