noun Etymology: Hebrew sāmekh Date: 1823 the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table

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  • SAMEKH — SAMEKH, the fifteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet; its numerical value is 60. The early Proto Canaanite form of this letter has not yet been attested, but in the tenth century B.C.E. it consisted of three horizontal strokes crossed by a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Samekh — or Simketh is the fifteenth letter in many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic, representing records that the tablets were written on both their sides. The Jerusalem Talmud interprets this as meaning that the inscription… …   Wikipedia

  • samekh — or samech [sä′mek΄, sä′mekh΄sä′mekh΄, sä′mek΄] n. [Heb samekh, lit., support] the fifteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ס) …   English World dictionary

  • samekh — noun the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet • Hypernyms: ↑letter, ↑letter of the alphabet, ↑alphabetic character • Member Holonyms: ↑Hebrew alphabet, ↑Hebraic alphabet, ↑Hebrew script * * * /sah meuh …   Useful english dictionary

  • Samekh — Samech (lettre) Lettres de l hébreu א Aleph ב Beth/Veth ג Gimel ד Dalet ה He ו Vav ז Zayin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • samekh — /sah meuhkh/, n. 1. the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 2. the consonant sound represented by this letter. Also, samech. [ < Heb samekh, akin to samakh he supported] * * * …   Universalium

  • samekh — sa•mekh or sa•mech [[t]ˈsɑ məx[/t]] n. ling. the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet • Etymology: 1820–30; < Heb sāmekh, akin to sāmakh he supported …   From formal English to slang

  • samekh — noun The fifteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others) …   Wiktionary

  • samekh — sa·mekh …   English syllables

  • ALPHABET, HEBREW — The origin of alphabetic script has always been a subject of human curiosity. According to Greek mythology, script was brought to Greece from Phoenicia. This tradition was accepted by the Greek and Roman writers, some of whom developed it even… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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