from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The first letter of the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, and its descendants in descended Semitic scripts as Phoenician Aleph 𐤀 (ʾ, "aleph"), Aramaic 𐡀, Syriac ܐ ("'ālaph"), Hebrew א ("aleph") and Arabic ا (ʾ, "ʾálif").
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet (
#722), representing the older Phenician letter which gave name and form to the Greek A, α%148λφα. See a.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Hebrew 'ālep, of Phoenician origin; see אlp in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew אלף (álef), with a Hellenized ph spelling due to influence from alpha. (Wiktionary)