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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.]
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(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]
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(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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Aleph has raised USD205 million in total, receiving additional funds from other companies as well, including funds affiliated to Riverstone Energy's investment manager Riverstone Holdings LLC.
After their promotion, Kumar and Kaarafani will be responsible for Aleph Hospitality's upcoming hotel, the Best Western Plus Westlands in Nairobi, Kenya, that is set to open in September 2019.
Most recently, the company promoted Ajnesh Kumar, financial controller, and Hilal Kaarafani, executive chef, of Getfam Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to cluster positions also responsible for Aleph Hospitality's upcoming opening, the Best Western Plus Westlands in Nairobi, Kenya, set to open in September.
Hazrat Bahu aptly called Sultan Ul-Arifeen, King of the Secret knowledge of Spiritual Realms had warned that the point Aleph cannot be reached without the guidance of an accomplished Sufi master, a 'Murshad'.
Like the Aleph in Borges's story that we discuss later, the window bridges what are in effect two incompatible spaces, spaces that can only coexist in our imagination; in this sense, the window and the Aleph are heterotopic.
Aleph Farms was founded in 2017 by Israeli food-tech incubator The Kitchen, a part of Israeli food processing company the Strauss Group Ltd., in collaboration with the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology.
Aleph Capital and Crestview have a strategic alliance for European investments.
Aleph and Crestview are significant shareholders of Interoute, and they will invest a portion of their proceeds from the sale of Interoute into the combined company.
Comment: Existing GTT Communications shareholders Aleph Capital Partners LLP and Crestview Partners to invest USD 175m in GTT Communications at closing.