[ah-lif; Hebrew ah-lef]
the first letter of the hebrew alphabet.
the glottal stop consonant or, alternatively, long vowel represented by this letter.

1250–1300; Middle English < Hebrew āleph, akin to eleph ox Unabridged
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aleph (ˈɑːlɪf, Hebrew ˈaːlɛf)
the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet (א) articulated as a glottal stop and transliterated with a superior comma (`)
[Hebrew: ox]

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Word Origin & History

Heb. and Phoen. letter, c.1300, from Semitic languages, lit. "ox" (the character might have developed from a hieroglyph of an ox's head); see alphabet.
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Computing Dictionary

ALEPH definition

1. A Language Encouraging Program Hierarchy.
2. A system for formal semantics written by Peter Henderson ca. 1970.
[CACM 15(11):967-973 (Nov 1972)].

Aleph definition

text, language
["Aleph: A language for typesetting", Luigi Semenzato and Edward Wang in Proceedings of Electronic Publishing, 1992 Ed. Vanoirbeek & Coray Cambridge University Press 1992].

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