Taw (תו) is the twenty-second and last letter in the Hebrew alphabet . It has the numerical value 400. In modern Iwrit no distinction is made in the pronunciation of Taw and Tet . The Taw is in the IPA phonetic spelling correctly [ t ] playing, so it will be like the German "t" pronounced.
Originally "hard" and between "soft" Taw distinguished (depending on was Dagesh wherein the soft Taw), the English "th" [ thetav ] corresponds. The academic transliteration of the soft taw is “ṯ” (“t” with dash below). However, it is often also transcribed as th . This distinction is made in the Ashkenazi pronunciation of Hebrew tradition and in Yiddish on, there where the "hard" Taw as [ t ] as and the "soft" Taw [ s ] are spoken.
The Taw is a consonant whose written form originally goes back to a marking sign (x or +); this meaning of “Taw” has been preserved in the book of the prophet Ezekiel (chap. 9, verse 4 and 6) and in the book of Job (chap. 31, verse 35). The Greek letter Tau is derived from Taw and from this the Latin T is derived.
- תַּלְמוּד Talmud "study"
- תּוֹרָה Torah "teaching" (earlier spelling: Torah)
- תֵּל אָבִיב Tel Aviv "Spring Hill "
- תֵּאַטְרוֹן (theatron) theater (Taw as a transcription for th )
- בַּת (baṯ) "daughter"
- שַבָּת (schabaṯ; Ashkenan: schabos, Yiddish: schabes) " Sabbath "
|Unicode - Codepoint||U + 05ea|
|Unicode name||HEBREW LETTER TAV|
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