What Is the Fifth Letter in the Hebrew Alphabet?


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The fifth letter in the Hebrew alphabet is the letter "Hei." The letter has an alternative spelling that is sometimes seen of "Hey." In the Latin alphabet, the letter Hei became the current letter E.

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The letter Hei has a numerical value of five. When the letter is attached to the beginning of a word it means "the" and can sometimes change the meaning of the sentence to a question when it is attached to the front of certain words. The letter Hei is sometimes used as an abbreviation for one of the most common names for God. In ancient Semitic languages the letter Hei has been interpreted to mean thread, fence and window.

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