Ayin definition

īĭn
The 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
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The sixteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ע)
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The sixteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
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Origin of ayin

  • Hebrew ‘ayin eye, ayin ʕyn in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Proto-Semitic *ʿayn- (“eye”).

    From Wiktionary