beth etymology

English word beth comes from English acrophone, Proto-Semitic *bayt- (House.)

Detailed word origin of beth

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
acrophone English (eng) (linguistics, archaeology) The first sound of a word, or a glyph used to represent the first sound of the word it represents.
*bayt- Proto-Semitic (sem-pro) House.
acrophony English (eng) Naming letters in an alphabetic writing system using words whose initial sounds are represented by the respective letters.
beth English (eng) The second letter of the Aramaic alphabet, 𐡁. The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, ב. The second letter of the Syriac alphabet, ܒ.

Words with the same origin as beth

Descendants of *bayt-
alphabet beta