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yod

[yoo d; Hebrew yawd] /yʊd; Hebrew yɔd/
noun
1.
the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
2.
any of the sounds represented by this letter.
Also, yodh.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Hebrew yōdh, akin to yādh hand
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yod

/jʊd/
noun
1.
the tenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet (י), transliterated as y
Word Origin
C18: from Hebrew, literally: hand
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Word Origin and History for yod

10th and smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

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