the sixteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (?)
Origin of ayinClassical Hebrew (language) ayin, literally , eye
The 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
Origin of ayinHebrew ‘ayin, eye, ayin; see &ayin;yn in Semitic roots.
- The sixteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
From Proto-Semitic *ʿayn- (“eye”).