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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The seventeenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The seventeenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the Greek pi (π) and the English pe . Its numerical value is 80.
  • n. In chem., the symbol for pelopium.
  • n. An abbreviation of Prince Edward Island.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its position; stored energy
  • n. the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

Hebrew , of Phoenician origin; see p in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Proto-Semitic *pay- (“mouth”). (Wiktionary)

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