lamedh


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la·medh

 (lä′mĭd, -mĕd′)
n.
The 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Hebrew lāmed, of Phoenician origin; see lmd in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.lamedh - the 12th 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"
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10 the lamedh preposition + name of slave appears before sallit rather than after it); but this seems less relevant to the declaration of sale formula, which uses the perfect verb zbn, since many other formulae that also use finite verbs have a very consistent word order.
With this fourth volume, the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew has reached its halfway mark, even though what has been published so far, from aleph to lamedh, does not quite cover the first half of the Hebrew alphabet.
These concern the usage of the initial allographs of the graphemes taw (T) and lamedh (D) in suffix-initial or in word-division.