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The seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Hebrew, of Phoenician origin; see in Semitic roots.]


(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ז), transliterated as z
[from Hebrew, literally: weapon]


(ˈzɑ yɪn)

the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1895–1900; < Hebrew, akin to zayin weapon]
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Noun1.zayin - the 7th 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 runners and riders are Majid Bin Krayaan under Ireland's Lisa O'Neill; Noble Athlete under UK's Ellie Mackenzie; Callymay under Austria's Manuela Slamanig; Kork Mhf under Norway's Thea Hofossaeter; Vindetta under Germany's Tamara Hofer; Conquer under Oman's Fatma Al Manji; Farrah under Spain's Beatriz Alonso; Madjanthat under Denmark's Rikke Bay Torp; Zayin Indian Fuego under Poland's Roksana Kulaga and Kayclaire under Bianca Willemstijn of The Netherlands.
the examples of historical /d/ spelled with zayin instead of daleth are
As for Delyth Thomas, her Kayclaire, partnered by leading Arabian horse-racing jockey Simon Walker, took the Wathba Stud Farm Cup scoring by a head from Zayin Zamurai, but not before the judge had called for a further photo-finish print.
The tzadi from the name Zeboiim may be switched for a zayin, much like we find in the Sodom story itself, where tzaaka and zaaka are used interchangeably.
Further, al-Jabir said the committee has completed the removal of more than 12,000 vehicles from the Industrial Area, Al Zayin, Al Khor and Al Shamal, the report adds.
b) la aparicion del uso de zayin con tilde <[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]> para representar la palatal fricativa sonora /P/ descargando al grafema guimal con tilde <[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]> de uno de los valores fonicos que hasta entonces representaba y reservandolo para las palatales africadas sorda /c/ y sonora /y/.
Although I loved the circle dancing at the Shomer with young girls our age to Hebrew tunes--Pa'am achat bachur yatsa el ha-moshavah and melodic nonsense rhymes like zakatchiya minima zayin zayin zamishka--it sure was better than the Betar marching, I left the Shomer Ha-Daft a few years later.
The jeweler had written three Hebrew letters on the gold band: "gimel, zayin, yud," which began the words "Gam zeh ya'avor"--"This too shall pass.
YARMOUTH greyhound trainer Julie Green is busy preparing for a Derby campaign with a difference after the recent Wolverhampton success of Zayin Barakaldo, the horse she trains for the Arabian racing code, writes Phil Donaldson.
Gimel, normally /g/, became /ch/ when the rafe was added, and zayin, /z/, became /j/.
Hebrew zayin (as in `Nazir', [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is most typically transliterated by zeta, whereas the letter tzade in `Nazareth' [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] should be expected to go to sigma, as also in LXX renditions of names such as Nebuchadnezzar, Zephaniah, etc.