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cheth

[het, hes; Sephardic Hebrew khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew khes] /hɛt, hɛs; Sephardic Hebrew xɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɛs/
noun
1.
heth.
Origin of cheth
< Hebrew ḥeth

heth

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[het, hes; Sephardic Hebrew khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew khes] /hɛt, hɛs; Sephardic Hebrew xɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɛs/
noun
1.
the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
2.
the sound represented by this letter.
Origin
1895-1900; < Hebrew ḥeth literally, enclosure
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heth

/hɛt; Hebrew xɛt/
noun
1.
the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ח), transliterated as h and pronounced as a pharyngeal fricative
Word Origin
from Hebrew
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cheth in the Bible

dread, a descendant of Canaan, and the ancestor of the Hittites (Gen. 10:18; Deut. 7:1), who dwelt in the vicinity of Hebron (Gen. 23:3, 7). The Hittites were a Hamitic race. They are called "the sons of Heth" (Gen. 23:3, 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 20).

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