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sāmek

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Samekh or Simketh is the fifteenth letter of many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician Ṣāmek Phoenician samekh.svg, Hebrew ˈSamekh ס, Aramaic Semkath Samekh.svg, Syriac Semkaṯ ܣ, representing /s/. The Arabic alphabet, however, uses a letter based on Phoenician Šīn to represent /s/ (see there); however, that glyph takes Samekh's place in the traditional Abjadi order of the Arabic alphabet.

The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Xi (Ξ, ξ).

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Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alphabets.

sāmek is part of the Phoenician alphabet group.

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