What's the meaning of the Bēth »

Bēth

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Bēth.

Image of the Bēth

Bet, Beth, Beh, or Vet is the second letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician Bēt Phoenician beth.svg, Hebrew Bēt ב, Aramaic Bēth Beth.svg, Syriac Bēṯ ܒ, and Arabic Bāʾ ب Its sound value is a Voiced bilabial stop ⟨b⟩ or a Voiced labiodental fricative ⟨v⟩. This letter's name means "house" in various Semitic languages (Arabic bayt, Akkadian bītu, bētu, Hebrew: bayiṯ, Phoenician bt etc.; ultimately all from Proto-Semitic *bayt-), and appears to derive from an Egyptian hieroglyph of a house by acrophony.

The Phoenician letter gave rise to, among others, the Greek Beta, Latin B, and Cyrillic Б, В.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Alphabets.

Bēth is part of the Aramaic alphabet group.

More symbols in Aramaic alphabet:

The ancient Aramaic alphabet is adapted from the Phoenician alphabet and became distinctive from it by the 8th century BCE. It was used to write the Aramaic language and had displaced the Paleo-Hebre… read more »

More symbols in Alphabets:

An alphabet is a standard set of letters (basic written symbols or graphemes) that is used to write one or more languages based on the general principle that the letters represent phonemes (basic sig… read more »

Have a discussion about Bēth with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this symbol to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Bēth." Symbols.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 17 Oct. 2017. <http://www.symbols.com/symbol/b%C4%93th>.

We need you!

Are we missing an important symbol in this category?