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yod

(jʊd) or

yodh

n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the tenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet (י), transliterated as y
[C18: from Hebrew, literally: hand]

yod

or yodh

(yʊd; Heb. yɔd)

n.
the tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1725–35; < Hebrew yōdh, akin to yādh hand]
Translations

yod

[jɒd] Nyod f
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Galil said that the text must be written in an early form of southern Hebrew, as it is the only language of the time to use two yods (Hebrew letters) to spell the word wine.
springs from Hebrew script itself--all those Alephs, Bets, Lameds, Yods,
Since the initials of class C words were generally kept separate from the initials of words in other classes, I will indicate this by adding a yod (*j) after the initial.
Downer in 1957 argued persuasively that the retroflex sibilants were not actually followed by a yod even when placed in a third-division rime; he maintained that it would be better to write *su rather than *sju, *dzung rather than *dzjung, and *sek rather than *sjek, even at the stage of the Chiehyunn.
While the idea that the yod found in the division-three times of the Chiehyunn is of secondary origin has become well known and is accepted by a number of scholars, the phonological process that would give rise to such a development has not been presented persuasively.
It appears that, initially at least, Pulleyblank's chief ground for suspicion about the division-three yod was the lack of any such element in numerous early transcriptions of foreign words and names in Chinese; frequently the yod of the Chiehyunn reconstruction is totally superfluous (Pulleyblank 1962: 99).