Definitions

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

  • noun The 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun The twentieth 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 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

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

[Hebrew rêš, of Aramaic or Phoenician dialectal origin; see rℵš in Semitic roots.]

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From Proto-Semitic *raʾš- (“head”).

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