ayin

ayin

[ah-yin; Sephardic Hebrew ah-yeen]
noun
1.
the 16th letter of the hebrew alphabet.
2.
the voiced pharyngeal constrictive consonant represented by this letter and cognate with Arabic 'ain.

Origin:
1875–80; < Hebrew ʿayin literally, eye

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ayin (ˈɑːjɪn, Hebrew ˈajiːn)
 
n
the 16th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ע), originally a pharyngeal fricative, that is now silent and transliterated by a raised inverted comma (')
 
[Hebrew]

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