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Phoenician Hebrew
Zayin ז ז

Zayin or Zain is the seventh letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Zeta (Ζ), Latin Z, 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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The Letter Zayin (1053 words)
Note: The cursive version of Zayin is sometimes written as a "descender," that is, with the bottom of the stroke descending below the baseline.
The letter Zayin is the seventh letter of the Aleph-Bet, having the numeric value of seven.
The letter Zayin does not appear in Psalm 91, despite the fact that this is a warfare psalm that is often used in deliverances.
Hebrew - Derech (52 words)
Zayin is the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet (aleph-beyt).
The character associated with Zayin is the Weapon.
The sound of Zayin is a 'z' as in the way native English speakers say 'Zion'.
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