samekh[sä′mek′, -mekh′] [sä′mekh′, -mek′]
the fifteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ס)
Origin of samekhClassical Hebrew (language) samekh, literally , support
The 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
Origin of samekhHebrew sāmek, of Phoenician origin; see smk in Semitic roots.
- The fifteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).