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heth

 (KHĕt, KHĕs)
n.
The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Hebrew ḥêt, of Phoenician origin.]

heth

(hɛt; Hebrew xɛt) or

cheth

n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ח), transliterated as h and pronounced as a pharyngeal fricative
[from Hebrew]

heth

(hɛt, hɛs, xɛt, xɛs)

also cheth



n.
the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1895–1900; < Hebrew ḥeth literally, enclosure]
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Noun1.heth - the 8th 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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According to police sources, four dacoits Khalid Cheth, Asghar Shahzad, Khalil and Abdul Rauf were wanted by police in several cases.
Thus the word "chai," which is written cheth (8) and yud (10), has, as noted above, the gematria value 18.
That modern interpretations of medieval numerological practices can be far more speculative than my reading is apparent in the suggestion by one of the anonymous readers of my manuscript that I relate the Duomo numbers to Christian cabalistic methodologies (which began in the thirteenth century), according to which the total length of the cathedral, 144 + 72 + 42 (the tribune depth, see n.28) = 258, would be the number of Hiram in Hebrew (Cheth 8, Yod 10, Resh 200, Mem 40 = 258).