Definitions

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

  • noun The tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

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  • noun The tenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
  • noun A tool used to read a torah.

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  • noun the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

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

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

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Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *yad- (“hand”).

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