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Acceptable ways to write it: , byt

The letter bayat (𐤁) is the secondletter in the Afroasiatic language known as Paleo-Hebrew. The letter has been equated with the letter B and the letter V in the English language. However, the letter V is mostly associated with Modern Hebrew because of the sound, whereas it originally came from a branch of the Paleo-Hebrew letter we associate with U in the English language.

The Paleo-Hebrew language or the original language of the Ābarayam is one spoken with an emphasis on the rauach (breath, wind, spirit). With the language of the Ābarayam, each letter has a meaning and a number associated with it that adds meaning to each word they’re used with. Below you will be able to learn more about the letter in Ancient Hebrew, Yiddish Hebrew, Greek, and much more.

Letter Meanings

𐤁 (b) – baHouse, family, “in”
PrefixConverts a word into “Family of” or “in…”, “at…” “with…”
SuffixNot applicable

Based on the meaning of the letters the word could be defined as:

  • “house of…”
  • “family of…”
  • “in…”

Definitions for 𐤁 / b

Ābarayat𐤁bbahouse, family, tent, inside
EnglishB bb/’bi:/the second letter and the first consonant of the modern English alphabet.
Arabicبb/b/medium, bring
GreekΒ βb[b]the second letter of the Greek alpha-beta

Images for 𐤁 / b

History of Meaning

The pictograph for is the floorplan of a tent. The Ābarayam lived in goat-hair tents, which were divided into two halves, male and female sections, and divided by a wall. The picture of the letter is a representation of the floor plan of the tent. The tent was the place where the family laid their “bed”.

History of the letter B

The letter B was introduced in 1979 BCE (1946 ). On its side, the letter B makes the image of a home, complete with a roof, door, and windows. In Egypt, the letter B sounded like the “h” in modern-day English and meant “shelter.” From earliest times, the letter retained second place in all the European alphabets except the Cyrillic. The earliest form of the letter appears on the Moabite Stone, dating from the 9th century BCE. Early Greek forms gave way to intermediate Greek and Latin renditions that were virtually identical to the modern B. From the 2nd century CE the sound in Latin shows evidence of confusion in spelling between b and v.

History of the letter V

The letter V was introduced in 1386 CE (5311 AM). The Romans (Latin) did not differentiate between “V” and “U” sounds. Even Shakespeare used “U’s” in place of “V’s” in his plays and poems. Capital “V’s” at the start of words started to appear in the 1400s. It was not required in Latin to represent the bilabial semivowel (w), for the Latins had taken the letter V to represent both this sound and the corresponding vowel (u).

During the Late Middle Ages, two minuscule glyphs developed which were both used for sounds including /u/ and modern /v/. The pointed form “v” was written at the beginning of a word, while a rounded form “u” was used in the middle or end, regardless of sound. So whereas “valour” and “excuse” appeared as in modern printing, “have” and “upon” were printed as “haue” and “vpon”.

Definitions for bay (by)

Ābarayat𐤁𐤉baybayI pray, excuse me, alas, O, oh
my family, my house, house
having qualities of a family
Englishalasalasuh-las(used as an exclamation to express sorrow, grief, pity, concern, or apprehension of evil.)
YiddishבִּיbiybeeI pray, excuse me
Arabicأناannaah-nuhI, me, myself, self, I’m
Greekμουmoumume, my

Definitions for bayat (byt)

When (tau) is added to the end of a people it signifies their language or a mark/sign of who they are. In the case of b it is an extended form and expression when 𐤉𐤕 (yad-tau) are added to the end of the word. It can also be considered that the word bayat is the language of the family.

The word bayat meaning house or a building in which people live; residence for human beings. Below you will be able to learn more about the word in Ancient Hebrew, Yiddish Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and much more.

Letter Meanings

𐤁 (b) – baHouse, family, “in”
𐤉 (y) – yaArm, hand, work, thrust, deed, make, throw, worship
𐤕 (t) – taMark, sign, covenant, signature, ID of people, places or things

Based on the meaning of the letters the word could be interpreted as:

  • “family make a sign”
  • “family create covenant”
  • “family create identification of people”
  • “in worship covenant”
  • “house of worship covenant”
  • “house make mark”

Definitions forbayat

Ābarayatbayatba-yathouse, court, door, dungeon, family, forth of, great as would contain, hangings,
Also, the second letter in the Abarayam alaph-bayat
Englishhousehousehouza building in which people live; residence for human beings.
Arabicبيتbaytbay-ethome, residence, dwelling, hearth, fireside, penates
Aramaicܒܝܬܐdynasty, familiar descendant.
(a) a house, the material building, (b) a household, family, lineage, nation.
a house, household, dwelling; meton: goods, property, means.

Images for bayat


You can continue your studies of the words by viewing Strong’s entries for:

  • Arauakah Ābarayat #597
  • Strong’s Hebrew #
  • Strong’s Greek Concordance #

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