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

[Hebrew, of Phoenician origin; see in Semitic roots.]
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(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ז), transliterated as z
[from Hebrew, literally: weapon]
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(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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A stellar cast also includes Ateej, Zikreet, Zayin Angkor Centurion, Storm Trouper, Kao Kat Mhf, Aaley Al Magam, Lightning Bolt and Muraaqib.
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.
VILLAVICENCIO, Zayin. (2014), "Lider autodefensa de Yurecuaro fue torturado, certifica medico de la CEDH", Revolucion Tres punto cero, April 4 2014, available on liderautodefensa-de-yurecuaro-fue-torturado-certifica-medico-de-la-cedh/.
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.
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." At that moment Solomon realized that all his wisdom and fabulous wealth and tremendous power were but fleeting things, for one day he would be nothing but dust.