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a·yin

 (ī′ĭn)
n.
The 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

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

ayin

(ˈɑːjɪn; Hebrew ˈajiːn)
n
(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 (`)
[Hebrew]

a•yin

(ˈɑ yɪn, ˈɑ yin)

n.
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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Judeo-Italian words will be spelled according to Italian orthography, with the addition of x for the sound represented by the Hebrew letters khet and khaf ng for the velar nasal consonant that many Italian Jews use for the sound of the letter 'ayin, and sh for the sound of the letter shin.
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