Definitions

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

  • n. The 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A frequent dialectal variant of rush.
  • n. The twentieth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English r. Its numerical value is 200.

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

  • n. the 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

Hebrew rêš, of Aramaic or Phoenician dialectal origin; see rאš in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Proto-Semitic *raʾš- (“head”). (Wiktionary)

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