Smith's Bible DictionaryA
ATS Bible DictionaryA
The first letter in almost all alphabets. In Hebrew, it is called aleph, in Greek, alpha, the last letter in the Greek alphabet being omega. Both the Hebrews and Greeks used their letters as numerals; and hence A (aleph or alpha) denoted one, or the first. So our Lord says, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last;" thus declaring his eternity and that he is the cause and end of all things, Revelation 1:8,11 21:6 22:13 Isaiah 44:6 48:12 Colossians 1:15-18.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, as Omega is the last. These letters occur in the text of Revelation 1:8
, and are represented by "Alpha" and "Omega" respectively (omitted in R.V., 1:11
). They mean "the first and last." (Comp. Hebrews 12:2
; Isaiah 41:4
; Revelation 1:11
, 17; 2:8.
) In the symbols of the early Christian Church these two letters are frequently combined with the cross or with Christ's monogram to denote his divinity.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms in Italic, black letter, etc., are all descended from the old Latin A, which was borrowed from the Greek Alpha, of the same form; and this was made from the first letter (/) of the Phoenician alphabet, the equivalent of the Hebrew Aleph, and itself from the Egyptian origin. The Aleph was a consonant letter, with a guttural breath sound that was not an element of Greek articulation; and the Greeks took it to represent their vowel Alpha with the a sound, the Phoenician alphabet having no vowel symbols.
2. (n.) The name of the sixth tone in the model major scale (that in C), or the first tone of the minor scale, which is named after it the scale in A minor. The second string of the violin is tuned to the A in the treble staff. -- A sharp (A/) is the name of a musical tone intermediate between A and B. -- A flat (A/) is the name of a tone intermediate between A and G.
3. (n.) An adjective, commonly called the indefinite article, and signifying one or any, but less emphatically.
4. (p. p.) In each; to or for each; as, twenty leagues a day, a hundred pounds a year, a dollar a yard, etc.
5. (prep.) In; on; at; by.
6. (prep.) In process of; in the act of; into; to; -- used with verbal substantives in -ing which begin with a consonant. This is a shortened form of the preposition an (which was used before the vowel sound); as in a hunting, a building, a begging.
7. (p. p.) Of.
8. (n.) A barbarous corruption of have, of he, and sometimes of it and of they.
9. (n.) An expletive, void of sense, to fill up the meter
Strong's Hebrew8659. Tarshish -- a son of Javan, his desc. and their land, also a ......
<< 8658, 8659. Tarshish. 8660 >>. a
son of Javan, his desc. and their land, also a
port on the Mediterranean, also a
Benjamite, also a
Pers. ... /hebrew/8659.htm - 6k
520. ammah -- an ell, a cubit
... << 519, 520. ammah. 521 >>. an ell, a cubit. Transliteration: ammah Phonetic Spelling:
(am-maw') Short Definition: cubits. ... A cubit; also a door-base. ...
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4525. masger -- a locksmith, smith, a dungeon
... << 4524, 4525. masger. 4526 >>. a locksmith, smith, a dungeon. Transliteration:
masger Phonetic Spelling: (mas-gare') Short Definition: smiths. ...
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5780. Uts -- a son of Aram, also a son of Nahor, also an Edomite ...
... << 5779, 5780. Uts. 5781 >>. a son of Aram, also a son of Nahor, also an Edomite,
also perhaps a district East of Pal. Transliteration ...
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8628. taqa -- to thrust, clap, give a blow, blast
... << 8627, 8628. taqa. 8629 >>. to thrust, clap, give a blow, blast. Transliteration:
taqa Phonetic Spelling: (taw-kah') Short Definition: blow. Word Origin a prim ...
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5095. nahal -- to lead or guide to a watering place, bring to a ...
... to lead or guide to a watering place, bring to a place of rest, refresh.
Transliteration: nahal Phonetic Spelling: (naw-hal') Short Definition: guide. ...
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650. aphiq -- a channel
... << 649, 650. aphiq. 651 >>. a channel. Transliteration: aphiq Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-feek') Short Definition: ravines. Word Origin from ...
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7852. satam -- to bear a grudge or cherish animosity against
... satam. 7853 >>. to bear a grudge or cherish animosity against. Transliteration:
satam Phonetic Spelling: (saw-tam') Short Definition: against. Word Origin a prim ...
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4932. mishneh -- a double, copy, second
... << 4931, 4932. mishneh. 4933 >>. a double, copy, second. Transliteration: mishneh
Phonetic Spelling: (mish-neh') Short Definition: second. ...
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4569. ma'abar -- a ford, pass, passing
ma'abar. << 4568, 4569. ma'abar. 4569a >>. a ford, pass, passing. Transliteration:
ma'abar Phonetic Spelling: (mah-ab-awr') Short Definition: ford. ford, place ...
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