heth

heth

[het, hes; Sephardic Hebrew khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew khes]
noun
1.
the eighth letter of the hebrew alphabet.
2.
the sound represented by this letter.
Also, cheth.


Origin:
1895–1900; < Hebrew ḥeth literally, enclosure

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heth or cheth (hɛt, Hebrew xɛt, hɛt, Hebrew xɛt)
 
n
the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ח), transliterated as h and pronounced as a pharyngeal fricative
 
[from Hebrew]
 
cheth or cheth
 
n
 
[from Hebrew]

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Heth definition


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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