Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English z. Its numerical value is 7.

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

  • n. the 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

Hebrew, of Phoenician origin; see zyn in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Proto-Semitic word for "sword" or other weapon. (Wiktionary)

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