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beth

 (bĕt)
n.
The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

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

beth

(bɛt)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ב) transliterated as b
[from Hebrew bēth-, bayith house]

beth

(beɪs, beɪt, bɛt)

also bet



n.
the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1905–10; < Hebrew bēth literally, house; see beta]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beth - the 2nd 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"
References in classic literature ?
"We've got Father and Mother, and each other," said Beth contentedly from her corner.
"I planned to spend mine in new music," said Beth, with a little sigh, which no one heard but the hearth brush and kettle holder.
It makes me cross, and my hands get so stiff, I can't practice well at all." And Beth looked at her rough hands with a sigh that any one could hear that time.
"Birds in their little nests agree," sang Beth, the peacemaker, with such a funny face that both sharp voices softened to a laugh, and the "pecking" ended for that time.
So you must try to be contented with making your name boyish, and playing brother to us girls," said Beth, stroking the rough head with a hand that all the dish washing and dusting in the world could not make ungentle in its touch.
"If Jo is a tomboy and Amy a goose, what am I, please?" asked Beth, ready to share the lecture.
Elizabeth, or Beth, as everyone called her, was a rosy, smooth- haired, bright-eyed girl of thirteen, with a shy manner, a timid voice, and a ;peaceful expression which was seldom disturbed.