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The 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Hebrew qôp, of Phoenician origin; akin to Hebrew qôp, ape; perhaps akin to Sanskrit kapiḥ, ape, or Egyptian g'f, type of small ape.]


(kʊf; kɒf; Hebrew kɔf)
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a variant of koph


or qoph


the 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[< Hebrew qōph]
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Noun1.qoph - the 19th 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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La o tiene forma de ojo porque ese es su origen grafico y la antigua letra qoph significa 'mono', que es de donde viene la Q, un circulo con su cola.
With a Qoph instead of a Kaph for the K-sound, KARA in Hebrew means "(he) called" or "(he) read".
The omission of textual cross-references is puzzling, and its system of transliteration of Hebrew can be frustrating (k represents both kaph and qoph, for example), but, for the rest, as a scholarly achievement that offers the fruits of modern biblical scholarship, the JSB can be warmly recommended.