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beth

 (bĕt)
n.
The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Hebrew bêt, of Phoenician origin; see byt in Semitic roots.]

beth

(bɛt)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ב) transliterated as b
[from Hebrew bēth-, bayith house]

beth

(beɪs, beɪt, bɛt)

also bet



n.
the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1905–10; < Hebrew bēth literally, house; see beta]
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Noun1.beth - the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Hebraic alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew script - a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language (and later for writing Yiddish and Ladino)
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
References in classic literature ?
We've got Father and Mother, and each other," said Beth contentedly from her corner.
I planned to spend mine in new music," said Beth, with a little sigh, which no one heard but the hearth brush and kettle holder.
And Beth looked at her rough hands with a sigh that any one could hear that time.
Birds in their little nests agree," sang Beth, the peacemaker, with such a funny face that both sharp voices softened to a laugh, and the "pecking" ended for that time.