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n. 1 The tenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others). 2 A tool used to read a torah.


n. the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet


Yodh (also spelled Yud, Yod, Jod, or Jodh) is the tenth letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician Yōd , Hebrew Yōd , Aramaic Yodh , Syriac Yōḏ ܚ, and Arabic (in abjadi order, 28th in modern order). Its sound value is in all languages for which it is used; in many languages, it also serves as a long vowel, representing .

The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Iota (Ι), Latin I, J, Cyrillic І, Й, Coptic iauda (Ⲓ) and Gothic eis .