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 (dä′lĭd, -lĕt, -lĕth)
The fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Hebrew dālet, of Phoenician origin; see dl in Semitic roots.]
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(ˈdɑːlɪd; Hebrew ˈdalɛt) or


(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ד), transliterated as d or, when final, dh
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(ˈdɑ ləd, -lət)

the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[< Hebrew dāleth, akin to dālāh door]
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Noun1.daleth - the 4th 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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the examples of historical /d/ spelled with zayin instead of daleth are
The second poem in Retro Rogue, "Indeedth," immediately following the inviting "Do Drop In," attacks Ansen's racist depiction of blacks and Africa in the "daleth" section of his poem "Fatness," which reads:
Simplified, the acrophonic sequence reads: aleph (ox), beth (house), gamal (camel), daleth (door), heth (fence), the concepts being detectable in the shapes of the corresponding letters.
"Plan Daleth (Plan D)." MidEast Web Historical Documents.
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Over time, she became the true embodiment of her given first name: Denise, in Hebrew the letter "D," Daleth, meaning an open door through which all things pass.
It should read [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (shaddai) but Perec writes resh ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) instead of daleth in the middle position.
The Hebrew for David is daleth (the number four) vav (number six) daleth; thus the number 14 is the sum of the letters of David's Hebrew name.
Yamilin Daleth Rivera, 34, of 11 Preston St., Worcester, charged with possession of marijuana, continued without a finding for one year, ordered to remain drug-free, to undergo drug and alcohol evaluations with treatment and counseling as recommended by the Probation Department, and to submit to random drug tests, $50 victim witness fee; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and drug violation near a school or park, dismissed.
Apart from the price, and the fact that in the Hebrew and Yiddish citations the letter resh ([??]) has been rendered as daleth ([??]) throughout, it is hard to find fault with this valuable contribution to our understanding of medieval thought.