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The seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

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


(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ז), transliterated as z
[from Hebrew, literally: weapon]


(ˈzɑ yɪn)

the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1895–1900; < Hebrew, akin to zayin weapon]
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Noun1.zayin - the 7th 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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The horse was given a great ride by teenager George Blackwell, son of former successful amateur rider Steve Blackwell, winning by a short head from the favourite Samuring Zayin.
8, the questioned term [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII] should be corrected to [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII], as the zayin is clearly followed by another unidentified letter; cf.
The UAE's top apprentice, Ahmad Al Subose, on Amyzing Zayin and Oman's Yahya Al Hamdani on Wikkara finished 7th and 8th respectively.
Further, al-Jabir said the committee has completed the removal of more than 12,000 vehicles from the Industrial Area, Al Zayin, Al Khor and Al Shamal, the report adds.
Although I loved the circle dancing at the Shomer with young girls our age to Hebrew tunes--Pa'am achat bachur yatsa el ha-moshavah and melodic nonsense rhymes like zakatchiya minima zayin zayin zamishka--it sure was better than the Betar marching, I left the Shomer Ha-Daft a few years later.
The jeweler had written three Hebrew letters on the gold band: "gimel, zayin, yud," which began the words "Gam zeh ya'avor"--"This too shall pass.
YARMOUTH greyhound trainer Julie Green is busy preparing for a Derby campaign with a difference after the recent Wolverhampton success of Zayin Barakaldo, the horse she trains for the Arabian racing code, writes Phil Donaldson.
Alongside the ruling Labor Party, the opposition Likud and their allies, there is a men's rights movement named Zayin - Hebrew for both ``penis'' and the letter ``Z'' - and a senior citizens party called ``The Pensioners of Israel.
Twenty-four-year-old Al Subose will partner the lightly-raced mare Amyzing Zayin who is looking for her first career success.