Zayin or Zain is the seventh letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the GreekZeta (Ζ), LatinZ, and the equivalent in the Cyrillic alphabet. Phoenician Zayin. ... 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. ... Zeta can refer to: Zeta (letter), 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. ... Z is the twenty-sixth and last letter of the English 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. ...
In modern hebrew, zayin, as well as being the letter, also means penis.
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