Definitions

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

  • noun The last letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

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  • noun Alternative form of taw.

Etymologies

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

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

Examples

  • Andrew: No, it's not an Arabic loan; the base word tavān goes back to Pahlavi Middle Persian tuwān 'might, power.'

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  • He chewed tobacco for a while and goes out to the local "tav" with his buddies from high school.

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  • The 22nd and final letter of the Hebrew alphabet, tav J, was 400.

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  • Within those verses, the following Hebrew letters are written in a small script, “tav,” “shin,” and “zain.”

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  • The figure being thrown around by the government recently was that everyone would get a $2000 tav rebate.

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  • The 22nd and final letter of the Hebrew alphabet, tav J, was 400.

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  • Within those verses, the following Hebrew letters are written in a small script, “tav,” “shin,” and “zain.”

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  • Additionally, the Hebrew letter “vav” is written in a larger script than the rest of the text.23 Since the Jewish calendar year is represented by Hebrew letters, the smaller letters, “tav,” “shin,” and “zain” refer to Jewish calendar year 707.

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  • Additionally, the Hebrew letter “vav” is written in a larger script than the rest of the text.23 Since the Jewish calendar year is represented by Hebrew letters, the smaller letters, “tav,” “shin,” and “zain” refer to Jewish calendar year 707.

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  • The 22nd and final letter of the Hebrew alphabet, tav J, was 400.

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  • Vat in reverse.

    November 2, 2007