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The 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Hebrew qôp, of Phoenician origin; akin to Hebrew qôp, ape; perhaps akin to Sanskrit kapiḥ, ape, or Egyptian g'f, type of small ape.]


(kʊf; kɒf; Hebrew kɔf)
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a variant of koph


or qoph


the 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[< Hebrew qōph]
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Noun1.qoph - the 19th 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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With a Qoph instead of a Kaph for the K-sound, KARA in Hebrew means "(he) called" or "(he) read".
The omission of textual cross-references is puzzling, and its system of transliteration of Hebrew can be frustrating (k represents both kaph and qoph, for example), but, for the rest, as a scholarly achievement that offers the fruits of modern biblical scholarship, the JSB can be warmly recommended.
The fact is that the two first letters are not there at all, the third is dubious (a hells or a qoph look more plausible than a taw), and the end of the word may be read either [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].