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Daleth
Hebrew Phoenician
ד ד Daleth
Pronunciation (IPA): d (also ð)
Number in alphabet: 4
Gematria value: 4
 
Hebrew alphabet
א ב ג ד
ה ו ז ח ט י
כך ל מם נן ס ע
פף צץ ק ר ש ת

Dalet or Daleth is the fourth letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic. It has the sound of English D. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek delta (Δ), Latin D and the equivalent in the Cyrillic alphabet. Phoenician Daleth. ... The three-letter acronym IPA can stand for any of the following (listed in alphabetical order): Independent Pilots Association India Pale Ale Institute of Public Affairs Institute for Propaganda Analysis International Phonetic Alphabet. ... Gematria (גימטריה) is numerology of the Hebrew language and Hebrew alphabet. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... Aleph or Alef is the first letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Beth or Bet is the second letter of the Phoenician alphabet, the Hebrew alphabet, and the Aramaic alphabet. ... Gimel is the third letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... He is the fifth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Jump to: navigation, search   Vav or waw is the sixth letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic in abjadi order; it is the twenty-seventh in modern Arabic order. ... Zayin or Zain is the seventh letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic. ... Heth or Het is the eighth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Teth or Tet is the ninth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Yud or Yodh is the tenth letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic. ... Kaph or Kaf is the eleventh letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Lamed or Lamedh is the twelfth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Mem is the thirteenth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Nun is the fourteenth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Samekh is the fifteenth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Ayin is the sixteenth letter in many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic. ... This is about the Hebrew letter: for the Cyrillic letter, see Pe (Cyrillic). ... Tsade or Tsadi is the 18th letter in the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Qoph is a letter in the Phoenician alphabet, representing a hard Q sound at the back of the throat, which became over time the letter Q in the latin alphabet. ... Resh is the twentieth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Shin or Sin is the 21st letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Taw or Tav is the 22nd letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Jump to: navigation, search Look up Letter on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A letter is a written message from one party to another. ... 12th century Hebrew Bible script The Semitic languages are a family of languages spoken by more than 250 million people across much of the Middle East, where they originated, and North and East Africa. ... The Phoenician alphabet dates from around 1000 BC and is derived from the Proto-Canaanite alphabet. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... The Aramaic alphabet is an abjad alphabet designed for writing the Aramaic language. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The letter D is the fourth letter of the Latin alphabet. ... Delta (upper case Δ, lower case δ) is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet. ... The letter D is the fourth letter of the Latin alphabet. ... The Cyrillic alphabet (or azbuka, from the old name of the first letters) is an alphabet used to write six natural Slavic languages (Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian) and many other languages of the former Soviet Union, Asia and Eastern Europe. ...

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This letter is named daleth, following the Tiberian Hebrew pronunciation, in academic circles, and dalet, following the modern Israeli Hebrew pronunciation (see Taw (letter)), although dales is used by many Ashkenazi Jews and daleth by some Jews of Middle-Eastern background. Tiberian Hebrew is an oral tradition of pronunciation for ancient forms of Hebrew, especially the Hebrew of the Bible, that was given written form by masoretic scholars in the Jewish community at Tiberias in the early middle ages, beginning in the 8th century. ... Taw or Tav is the 22nd letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim (אַשְׁכֲּנָזִי אַשְׁכֲּנָזִים Standard Hebrew, Aškanazi,Aškanazim, Tiberian Hebrew, ʾAškănāzî, ʾAškănāzîm, pronounced sing. ...


Origin

The letter Daleth is believed to have originated from the Proto-Sinatic pictogram of a fish (in Hebrew dag ).


Phoenician pronunciation

The Phoenician people and their language no longer exist. The Phoenician language is known only from inscriptions and from occasional glosses in texts written in other languages, so it is not known with certainty and finality exactly how this and other letters were pronounced. The Phoenician letter was probably pronounced as it is today in Hebrew. See below.


Hebrew pronunciation

The ד like the English D is a voiced alveolar plosive, a type of consonantal sound. Just as in English, there may be subtle varieties of the sound that is created when it is spoken. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The letter D is the fourth letter of the Latin alphabet. ... The voiced alveolar plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-07-20, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The voiced alveolar plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ...


Variations in written form/pronunciation

Daleth can recieve a dagesh, being one of the 8 letters that can receive Dagesh Kal (see Gimel). There are minor variations to this letter's pronunciation, such as:

or: Yemenite Jews (תֵּימָנִי, Standard Hebrew Temani, Tiberian Hebrew Têmānî; plural תֵּימָנִים, Standard Hebrew Temanim, Tiberian Hebrew Têmānîm) are those Jews who live, or whose recent ancestors lived, in Yemen (תֵּימָן far south, Standard Hebrew Teman, Tiberian Hebrew Têmān), a nation on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula. ... The Mizrachi (acronym for Merkaz Ruchani or religious centre) is the name of the religious Zionist organization founded in 1902 in Vilna at a world conference of religious Zionists called by Rabbi Yitzchak Yaacov Reines. ... Sephardim (ספרדי, Standard Hebrew SÉ™fardi, Tiberian Hebrew ardî; plural Sephardim: ספרדים, Standard Hebrew Sfaradim, Tiberian Hebrew ) are a subgroup of Jews, generally defined in contrast to Ashkenazim and/or . ...

  • דּ dalet /d/

In addition, in modern Hebrew, the letter can also be written with an apostrophe in front of it (known as a chupchik): 'ד which alters the pronunciation to /ð/.


Significance of Daleth

In gematria, daleth symbolizes the number four.


The letter daleth, along with the He (and very rarely Gimel) is used to represent the Names of God in Judaism. The letter He is used commonly, and the daleth is rarer. A good example is the keter (crown) of a tallit, which has the blessing for donning the tallit, and has the name of God usually represented by a daleth. He is the fifth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Gimel is the third letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Jump to: navigation, search Monotheistic faiths believe that there is a supreme being, who is necessarily unique, and the different names given to that being in different languages could in principle be translated as English God. ... The tallit (Modern Hebrew טַלֵּית) or tallet (Sephardi Hebrew טַלֵּית), also called talles (Yiddish), is a prayer shawl cloak that is worn during the morning Jewish services (the Shacharit prayers) in Judaism. ...


Daleth as a prefix in Aramaic (the language of the Talmud) is a preposition meaning "that", or "which", or also "from" or "of"; since many Talmudic terms have found their way into Hebrew, you can hear daleth as a prefix in many phrases (as in Mitzvah Doraitah; a mitzvah from the Torah.) Jump to: navigation, search Look up prefix on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Talmud (תלמוד) is considered an authoritative record of rabbinic discussions on Jewish law, Jewish ethics, customs, legends and stories. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mitzvah מצוה is the Hebrew word for commandment (plural mitzvot; from צוה, tzavah - command). The word is used in Judaism to refer to (a) the 613 commandments enumerated in the Torah (five books of Moses), or (b) any Jewish law at all. ...


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