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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ah-lif; Hebrew ah-lef]
    • /ˈɑ lɪf; Hebrew ˈɑ lɛf/
    • /ˈɑː.ləf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ah-lif; Hebrew ah-lef]
    • /ˈɑ lɪf; Hebrew ˈɑ lɛf/

Definitions of aleph word

  • noun aleph the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet (א) articulated as a glottal stop and transliterated with a superior comma (') 3
  • noun aleph the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet (א) 3
  • noun aleph the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 1
  • noun aleph the glottal stop consonant or, alternatively, long vowel represented by this letter. 1
  • noun Technical meaning of aleph 1.   (language)   A Language Encouraging Program Hierarchy. 2.   (tool)   A system for formal semantics written by Peter Henderson ca. 1970. 1
  • noun Definition of aleph in Technology (text, language)   ["Aleph: A language for typesetting", Luigi Semenzato <[email protected]> and Edward Wang <[email protected]> in Proceedings of Electronic Publishing, 1992 Ed. Vanoirbeek & Coray Cambridge University Press 1992]. 1

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Origin of aleph

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English < Hebrew āleph, akin to eleph ox

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Parts of speech for Aleph


aleph popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

aleph usage trend in Literature

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