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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
So you must try to be contented with making your name boyish, and playing brother to us girls," said Beth, stroking the rough head with a hand that all the dish washing and dusting in the world could not make ungentle in its touch.
Elizabeth, or Beth, as everyone called her, was a rosy, smooth- haired, bright-eyed girl of thirteen, with a shy manner, a timid voice, and a ;peaceful expression which was seldom disturbed.
The clock struck six and, having swept up the hearth, Beth put a pair of slippers down to warm.
I thought I'd get her some with my dollar," said Beth.
I'll tell you what we'll do," said Beth, "let's each get her something for Christmas, land not get anything for ourselves.
I liked the things and the kisses, but it was dreadful to have you sit looking at me while I opened the bundles," said Beth, who was toasting her face and the bread for tea at the same time.
Jo gave a despairing groan, and Meg laughed outright, while Beth let her bread burn as she watched the fun with interest.
exclaimed Beth, who firmly believed that her sisters were gifted with wonderful genius in all things.