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 (ä′lĕf, -ləf)
The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

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


(ˈɑːlɪf; Hebrew ˈaːlɛf)
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet (א) articulated as a glottal stop and transliterated with a superior comma (')
[Hebrew: ox]


(ˈɑ lɪf, ˈɑ lɛf)

the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Hebrew āleph, akin to eleph ox]
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Noun1.aleph - the 1st 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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And yet," added Ben-Levi, "thou canst not point me out a Philistine-no, not one-from Aleph to Tau-from the wilderness to the battlements who seemeth any bigger than the letter Jod
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With its exquisite architectural design, historical value and prime location, the Aleph hotel is a perfect fit with our long term investment strategy and is a valuable addition to our portfolio which also expands our European footprint to Rome, one of Europe's and the World's leading luxury tourist destinations," remarked Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, the chairman of Artic.
The Boscolo Aleph Hotel in Rome is ARTIC's latest luxury hotel acquisition, growing its portfolio to 24 properties across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.
The Boscolo Aleph Hotel is Artic's latest luxury hotel acquisition, growing its portfolio to 24 premium properties across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America, in line with the company's expansion strategy focused on high quality assets in prime city centres and resort locations.
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Aleph describes The Bedtrick as a study of the " allure and danger of the ' bedtrick' -- sex with, or being seduced by, a partner who pretends to be someone else".
5) It is thus no surprise that more than half of the participants in ALEPH events are women.
Aleph explained that the Jewish community seems to have placed its hopes in the Syrian army.
4) We have seen that there is some textual confusion as to whether the word keseh here should be written with an aleph or a he, so perhaps it should actually be read with a pe as kesef ("silver").
This was the first raid on the group's facilities since a panel under the ministry renewed its decision to keep AUM's two successors -- Aleph and Hikari no Wa -- under surveillance by the agency for another three years from this month.