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The 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Hebrew 'ayin, eye, ayin; see ʕyn in Semitic roots.]


(ˈɑːjɪn; Hebrew ˈajiːn)
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the 16th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ע), originally a pharyngeal fricative, that is now silent and transliterated by a raised inverted comma (`)


(ˈɑ yɪn, ˈɑ yin)

the 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1875–80; < Hebrew ‘ayin literally, eye]
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Noun1.ayin - the 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabetayin - the 16th 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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