The tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
Origin of yodhHebrew yôd, of Phoenician origin; see yd in Semitic roots.
- The tenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
- A tool used to read a torah.
Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *yad- (“hand").