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


Dalet (, also spelled Daleth or Daled) is the fourth letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician Dālet , Hebrew 'Dālet , Aramaic Dālath , Syriac Dālaṯ , and Arabic (in abjadi order; 8th in modern order). Its sound value is a voiced alveolar plosive .

The letter is based on a glyph of the Middle Bronze Age alphabets, probably called dalt "door" (door in Modern Hebrew is delet), ultimately based on a hieroglyph depicting a door, O31

The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek delta (Δ), Latin D and the equivalent in the Cyrillic Д.

Dalet (disambiguation)

Dalet is the fourth letter of many Semitic alphabets.

Dalet may also refer to:

  • Dalet, Burma a town in Rakhine State of Burma (Myanmar)
  • Masada: Dalet, a 1995 album by American composer and saxophonist John Zorn
  • Dalet, a neighborhood of Beersheba, Israel
  • Dalet School, a private school in Bethel Pennsylvania operated by the Assemblies of Yahweh

Usage examples of "dalet".

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

Gimmel, Dalet, He, Waw, Zain, Het, Tet, Jod, Kaf, Lamed, Mem, Nun, Samech, Ajin, Pe, Cade, Qof, Resz, Szin i Taw.