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aleph (n.)

name for the Hebrew and Phoenician first letter, ancestor of A, c. 1300, from Semitic languages, pausal form of eleph "ox" (the character might have developed from a hieroglyph of an ox's head); also see alphabet.

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Definitions of aleph

aleph (n.)
the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet;
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