the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet (?)
Origin of alephClassical Hebrew (language) alef, literally , ox, leader
The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
Origin of alephHebrew ’alep, of Phoenician origin; see ℵlp in Semitic roots.
- The first letter of the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, and its descendants in descended Semitic scripts, such as Phoenician Aleph (ʾaleph), Aramaic , Syriac ܐ ('ālaph), Hebrew א (“aleph”) and Arabic ا (álif).