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Encyclopedia > Resh
Phoenician Hebrew
ר ר

Resh is the twentieth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Rho, Latin R, and the equivalent in the Cyrillic alphabet. Phoenician Res. ... The Phoenician alphabet dates from around 1000 BC and is derived from the Proto-Canaanite alphabet. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... Rho (upper case Ρ, lower case ρ) is a letter of the Greek alphabet. ... The Latin alphabet, also called the Roman alphabet, is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world, the standard script of the English language and most of the languages of western and central Europe, and of those areas settled by Europeans. ... R is the eighteenth 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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Resh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (357 words)
In most Semitic alphabets, the letter resh (and its equivalents) is quite similar to the letter dalet (and its equivalents).
Resh is usually assumed to have come from a pictogram of a head (in modern Hebrew rosh; in Arabic, ra's).
Resh is used in an Israeli phrase: after a child will say something false, one might say "B'Shin Qoph, Resh" (With Shin, Qoph, Resh).
The Letter Resh (190 words)
Resh is usually transliterated as “r” in English.
The pronunciation of Resh in Hebrew is “fricative,” and a plosive pronunciation for Resh is not known.
The translators of the Septuagint knew of the pronunciation of the Resh with a Dagesh - the evidence is that they wrote the name Sarah with a double R. << Return
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