aleph

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Borrowed from Hebrew אלף (álef), with a Hellenized ph spelling due to influence from alpha.

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aleph (plural alephs)

  1. The first letter of the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, and its descendants in descended Semitic scripts, such as Phoenician 𐤀 (ʾaleph), Aramaic 𐡀, Classical Syriac ܐ ('ālaph), Hebrew א (aleph) and Arabic ا (ʾalif).

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