In most Semitic alphabets, the letter resh (and its equivalents) is quite similar to the letter dalet (and its equivalents). In the Syriac alphabet, the letters became so similar that now they are only distinguished by a dot: resh has a dot above the letter, and the otherwise identical dalet has a dot below the letter. In the Arabic alphabet, has a longer tail than . In the Aramaic and Hebrew square alphabet, resh is a rounded single stroke while dalet is a right-angle of two strokes. The similarity led to the variant spellings of the name Nebuchadnezzar and Nebuchadrezzar.
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In Hebrew, Resh represents a rhotic consonant that has different realizations for different dialects:
Resh in gematria represents the number 200.
The letter is named , and is written is several ways depending in its position in the word:
Gondor, Resh want to know of any inmate deals: After prosecution team visits prison, defense asks judge for disclosure of any new witnesses.
Mar 20, 2007; Byline: Ed Meyer Mar. 20--RAVENNA -- It was a prosecution deal that Randy resh and Bob Gondor say cost them the past...