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n. The sixteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).


n. the 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet


or is the sixteenth letter of the Semitic abjad, including Phoenician ʿayin , Hebrew ʿayin , Aramaic ʿē , Syriac ʿē ܥ, and Arabic ʿayn (where it is sixteenth in abjadi order only). comes twenty‐first in the Persian alphabet and eighteenth in the hijaʾi order of Arabic.

The ʿayin glyph in these various languages represents or used to represent a voiced pharyngeal fricative or a similarly articulated consonant, of which there is not even an approximate substitute sound in English. There are many possible transliterations.

Ayin (disambiguation)

or is a letter of Semitic abjads, including Phoenician , Aramaic , Hebrew , and Arabic

Ayin may also refer to:

  • Arabic language: is used on the labels of several products as an abbreviation for this language (the respective autoglossonyms, عربي and عربى, start by ).
  • Ayin and Yesh, important concepts in Kabbalah.
  • Əyin, a village of Azerbaijan.

Usage examples of "ayin".

Beit, Gimel, Dalet, Hei, Vav, ZAyin, Chet, Tet, Yud, Kaf, Lamed, Mem, Nun, Samech, Ayin, Pei, Tzadik, Kuf, Reish, Shin, and Tav.

The college researchers had also learned that each fusion left scar tissue on the ayin complex deep in her brain, where her epsilon carrier arose.

Missing was any mention of the scar tissue accumulating cell by cell inside the ayin complex at the middle of her brain.

Epsilon abilities usually matured at around twelve years old, but multiple ayin and hormone treatments could push epsilon maturity forward at the cost of other brain functions.

Thus, Hebrew writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon is in among the A’s alongside Aharon Appelfeld even though the Nobelist’s last name begins with an ayin and the novelist’s name begins with an alef.

For circumstantial accounts of this interesting country, the reader may consult the Ayin Akbari, Bernier's and Forster's Travels, Rennell's Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan, and Elphinstone's Account of Caubul.

This place is enumerated in the Ayin Akbari, by the name of Kambayet, amongst the principal cities of Gujerat, of which Nehrwaleh, commonly termed Puttan (as shown by Rennell), was anciently the capital.