The 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
The nineteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
Origin of qoph
- Hebrew qôp of Phoenician origin Hebrew qôp ape perhaps akin to Sanskrit kapiḥ ape or Egyptian g’f type of small ape
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition