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

  • noun The 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The seventeenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the Greek pi (π) and the English pe . Its numerical value is 80.
  • noun In chem., the symbol for pelopium.
  • noun An abbreviation of Prince Edward Island.

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

  • noun the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  • noun the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its position; stored energy

Etymologies

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

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

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From Proto-Semitic *pay- (“mouth”).

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