July 17, 2019
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AYIN: Divine Providence

1 of 9   The Origins of Ayin Ayin or ʿayin (Hebrew: [ajin], Arabic: [ʕajn] is the sixteenth letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew ע and Arabic ʿaynع (in abjadi order). It is the twenty-first letter in the new Persian alphabet. It represents a sound like a voiced pharyngeal fricative (/ʕ/), which has no equivalent in English. There are many possible transliterations, most commonly ʿ, (U+02BF) “modifier letter ...

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SAMEKH: The Endless Cycle

1 of 9   The Origins of Samekh Samekh or Simketh is the fifteenth letter in many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic, representing /s/. The Arabic alphabet, however, uses a letter based on Phoenician šin to represent /s/ (see there); however, that glyph takes Samekh’s place in the traditional Abjadi order of the Arabic alphabet. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Xi (Ξ, ξ).[2]. The origin of ...

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NUN: The Messiah – Heir to the Throne

1 of 8   The Origins of Nun Nun is the fourteenth letter of many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew נ and Arabic alphabet nūnن (in abjadi order). It is the third letter in Thaana (ނ), pronounced as “noonu”. Its sound value is [n]. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek nu (Ν), Etruscan &&&&&, Latin N, and Cyrillic Н. Nun (Hebrew: נ) is thought to have come from ...

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MEM: Fountain of Wisdom

1 of 8   The Origins of Mem Mem (also spelled Meem or Mim) is the thirteenth letter of many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew מ and Arabic mīmم. Its value is [m]. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Mu (Μ), Etruscan &&&&&, Latin M, and CyrillicМ. Mem is usually assumed to come from the Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for water () which had been simplified by the Phoenicians ...

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LAMED: Aspiration – Completion of the Heart

1 of 9   The Origins of Lamed Lamed or Lamedh is the twelfth letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew Lamed ל and Arabic alphabet Lāmل. Its sound value is [l]. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Lambda (Λ), Latin L, and Cyrillic Л. Lamedh is believed to have come from a pictogram of an ox goad or cattle prod. Some have suggested a shepherd’s staff. ...

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KAPH : The Power to Actualize the Potential

1 of 10   The Origins of the Letter Kaph Kaph (also spelled Kap or Kaf) is the eleventh letter of many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, HebrewKafכ, Arabic alphabetKāfك, Persian alphabetک. Its value is /k/. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the GreekKappa (Κ), LatinK, and CyrillicК. Kaph is thought to have been derived from a pictogram of a hand (in both modern Arabic and modern Hebrew, kaph means palm/grip). ...

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YOD : The Infinite Point

1 of 9   The Origins of Yod Yodh (also spelled Yud or Yod or Jod or Jodh) is the tenth letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew Yud י, Syriacܝ and Arabic Yāʾي (in abjadi order, 28th in modern order). Its sound value is /j/ in all languages for which it is used; in many languages, it also serves as a long vowel, representing /iː/. The Phoenician letter ...

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TETH : Introversion – The Consealed God

1 of 9   The Origins of Teth Ṭēth (also Teth, Tet) is the ninth letter of many Semitic abjads (alphabets), including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew Tet ט, Syriac ܛ and Arabic Ṭāʾ ط; it is 9th in abjadi order and 16th in modern Arabic order. Its sound value is /tˤ/, one of the Semitic emphatic consonants. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Theta (Θ). The Phoenician letter name ṭēth ...

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HETH: The Life Dynamic of Run and Return

1 of 9   The Origins of Heth Ḥet or H̱et (also spelled Khet, Kheth, Chet, Cheth, Het, or Heth) is the reconstructed name of the eighth letter of the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, continued in descended Semitic alphabets as Phoenician ḥēth, Syriacḥēthܚ, Hebrew ḥēth (also khet or chet) ח, Arabic ḥāʾح, and Berber . Heth originally represented a voiceless fricative, either pharyngeal /ħ/, or velar/x/ (the two Proto-Semitic phonemes having merged in ...

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Zayin : The Woman of Valor

1 of 7   The Origin of Zayin Zayin (also spelled Zain or Zayn or simply Zay) is the seventh letter of many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician &&&&&, Aramaic , Hebrew ז, Syriacܙ and Perso-Arabic alphabet ز (see below). It represents the sound [z]. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Zeta (Ζ), Etruscan z , Latin Z, and Cyrillic Ze З. The Phoenician letter appears to be named after ...

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