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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

10th and smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet (compare jot, iota).


Etymology 1 n. (alternative form of yodh English) Etymology 2

n. (eye dialect of yard English)

Yod (astrology)

Yod is a rare astrological aspect that involves any three planets or points in the horoscope that form an isoceles triangle. This phenomenon occurs when two planets are sextile (60° aspect) to each other, and both are then quincunx (150° aspect) to a third.


Yod may refer to:

  • Yodh, the tenth letter in many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic
  • Palatal approximant, a consonant sound in many spoken languages, including the "y-sound" in English words such as you; IPA /j/.
  • Yod (astrology), an astrological aspect formation
  • YOD, IATA airport code for CFB Cold Lake, a Canadian Forces Base in Cold Lake, Alberta
  • Father Yod (1922–1975), alias of James Edward Baker, musician and spiritual leader
  • Year of the Dolphin, a 2007 observance by the United Nations Environment Programme to promote agreements on dolphin conservation

Usage examples of "yod".

Vav, in the middle of the three Yods, denotes Hakemah, 763-m Vav is both male and female, 763-m.

Yod, He, of the anterior or male, and Vav He, of the posterior or female, 750-u.

Yod Crewsy did a crazy drunken dance, feet uplifted as if walking through a shitten byre.

Plenitude of Yod, the name of the letter spelled is Yod, Vau, Daleth, 792-l.

Deity forbidden to be represented by Idea, figure or letters He or Yod, 745-l.

God not to be represented by any figure or image or letters He or Yod, 752-u.

Phallus of the Kabalah represented by Yod, type of human Tetragram, 771-m.

Point in the center of a circle represents the Light of the Vestige of the Garment, Yod, 750-m.

Yod, the image of the Kabalistic Phallus, represents the human Tetragram, 771-m.

Nescamah, Leneschamah, from the world Atsiluth, the Yod of the Tetragrammaton, 757-u.

Yod of the Tetragrammaton as Neschamah Leneschamah in Adam Kadmon, 757-u.

There was a large blurred photograph of Yod Crewsy with stretched gob or cakehole, but whether shot or just singing was not indicated.

What is a final i in the English leb kamai is a letter yod in Hebrew, whose atbash reciprocal is mem.