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


n. the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Heth (disambiguation)

Heth may refer to:

  • Heth (letter), a letter in many Semitic alphabets
  • Heth (surname)

or H̱et (also spelled Khet, Kheth, Chet, Cheth, Het, or Heth) is the eighth letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician Ḥēt , Hebrew Ḥēt , Aramaic Ḥēth , Syriac Ḥēṯ ܚ, and Arabic Ḥā' .

Heth originally represented a voiceless fricative, either pharyngeal , or velar (the two Proto-Semitic phonemes having merged in Canaanite). In Arabic, two corresponding letters were created for both phonemic sounds: unmodified represents , while represents .

The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Eta , Etruscan , Latin H and Cyrillic И. While H is a consonant in the Latin alphabet, the Greek and Cyrillic equivalents represent vowel sounds.

Heth (Bible)

Heth is, according to Genesis 10:15, the second son of Canaan, who is son of Ham, son of Noah. Heth is the ancestor of the Hittites, second of the twelve Canaanite nations descended from his sons, who lived near Hebron (Genesis 23:3,7).

In Genesis 10:15-16, Heth is placed between Sidon and the Jebusites, Amorites, Girgasites, Hivites, Arkite, Sinite, Arvadite, Zemarite, Hamathite and other peoples, showing their descent through their children, called " Children of Heth"(Genesis 23:3, 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 20).

Heth means That who Jehovah strengthened.

Heth (surname)

Heth is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Henry Heth (1825–1899), career United States Army officer who became a Confederate general in the American Civil War
  • Joice Heth (c. 1756 – 1836), African-American slave exhibited by P. T. Barnum with the false claim that she was the 161-year-old nursing "mammy" of George Washington
  • William A. Heth

Usage examples of "heth".

Paxton was killed, Stonewall Jackson severely wounded, and Generals Heth and A.

Was she not a daughter of Heth, a fair Moabitish woman, with no part in the commonwealth of Israel?

We will move down the track, Aramina heard Heth say as she coped with the frantic Nudge.

Henry Heth, quicker on the uptake, figured out why: "They haven't been biting cartridges all day, not with these new brass ones, so they've no need to look as though they were in a blackface minstrel show.

Said he'd go to Colonel Faribault, an' then to General Kirkland, and then to General Heth, an' all the way up to Jeff Davis till he got his way-maybe on up to the Holy Ghost, if ol' Jeff wouldn't give him what he wanted.

Heth turned his head toward the two, eyes glinting green-blue in reassurance.