The 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
Origin of kaphHebrew kap, of Phoenician origin; see kpp1 in Semitic roots.
- The eleventh letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
From Proto-Semitic *kapp- (“palm, hand”) (Akkadian (kappu), Hebrew כַּף (kaṗ), Arabic كَفّ (kaff), Ugaritic (kp))