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

  • n. The 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

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  • n. Alternative form of taw.


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

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


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

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

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


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

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  • Two major assumptions taken from BT Ketubbot 75a (etc.) underlie marriage and divorce halakhah: “Resh Lakish says: It is better to sit with [a] partner than to sit alone,” (tav lemeitav tandu mi-lemeitav armelu) and “A woman is satisfied with any [marital] situation” (ihi bekhol dehu niha la).

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  • He seemed like someone we would all enjoy having a beer with in a low rent tav.

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  • In Israel the new “tav chevrati” given free of charge to restaurants and other establishments for the same criteria minimum wages and wheelchair access, though, sadly, not equal-opportunity or unionization was invented by orthodox young people.

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  • Flint looked down anxiously and saw that two of the guards were returning from the tav - erns, staggering and laughing, oblivious to Flint clinging to the top of the gate above them.

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  • Vat in reverse.

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