Aleph


Aleph
        
Alef
Phoenician Hebrew Aramaic Syriac Arabic
Alef א Alef ܐ ا
Alphabetic
derivatives
Greek Latin Cyrillic
Α A А
Phonemic representation: ʔ
Position in alphabet: 1
Numerical (Gematria/Abjad) value: 1

ʾĀlep is the reconstructed name of the first letter of the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, continued in descended Semitic alphabets as Phoenician Aleph Phoenician aleph.svg, Syriac 'Ālaph ܐ, Hebrew Aleph א, and Arabic ʾAlif ا.

The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Alpha (Α), being re-interpreted to express not the glottal consonant but the accompanying vowel, and hence the Latin A and Cyrillic А.