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Acceptable ways to write it: nauan (nun)

The letter nauan (𐤍) or N/n is the fourteenth letter in the Afroasiatic language known as Paleo-Hebrew (Ābarayat). The letter has been equated with the letter N in the English language. The letter is widely accepted as only having one English equivalent in pronunciation and function.

The Paleo-Hebrew language or the original language of the Ābarayam is one spoken with an emphasis on the rauakh (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

𐤍 (n) – naoffspring, seed, fish, heir, kingdom, continue, perpetuate
PrefixNot applicable
Suffixforming nouns denoting one with a certain characteristic.
forming names of chemical elements.

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

  • “offspring of…”
  • “seed of…”
  • “heir of…”
  • “kingdom of…”
  • “perpetuate a…”

Definitions for 𐤍 / n


offspring, seed, sperm, fish, heir, kingdom, continue, perpetuate

EnglishN nn/ˈɛn/

the fourteenth letter and the eleventh consonant of the modern English alphabet.

Hebrewנ ןn/n/



us, generic, unite

GreekΝ νn[n]

the thirteenth letter of the Greek alpha-beta

Images for 𐤍 / n

History of Meaning

The pictograph of the word is of a seed with the root coming out of it. The seed is the beginning of new life. However, the image also resembles the depiction of a man’s sperm, which also represents new life when it fertilizes the egg or ovum of a woman.

The Ābarayam word for son is (). The first letter is () with a word picture of a house. The second letter is a nauan (𐤍) with a word picture of life. These two letters together are a word picture of “life in the house.” Thus, the son continues the life of the family; through the son, generations will come.

History of the Letter N

The letter N was introduced in 1800 BCE (2125 ). Around the same time as “M,” “N” was emerging in Matsarayam (𐤌𐤑𐤓𐤉𐤌) with a small ripple on top and a larger one below. The word is translated to “snake” or “cobra.” Ancient () gave it the sound “n,” meaning fish. By around 1000 BC, the sign contained just one wave and was named “nu” by the Greeks.

The form evolved from early inscriptions from Thera and Corinth to a three-stroke character in the Ionic alphabet of Abu Simbel. The four-stroke Etruscan character resembled the Latin M, while the Latin form was largely indistinguishable from the modern N. The Carolingian hand developed the rounded minuscule form, and from this derives the modern minuscule n.

The sound that the letter has represented throughout its history is the dental nasal, the nasals being of all sounds the least liable to change. Before the velar consonants k, hard c, hard g, q, and x, however, n has the velar sound heard in long as distinguished from the dental sound heard in lawn.

⟨n⟩ represents a dental or alveolar nasal in virtually all languages that use the Latin alphabet, and in the International Phonetic Alphabet. A common digraph with ⟨n⟩ is ⟨ng⟩, which represents a velar nasal in a variety of languages, usually positioned word-finally in English. Often, before a velar plosive (as in ink or jungle), ⟨n⟩ alone represents a velar nasal. In Italian and French, ⟨gn⟩ represents a palatal nasal /ɲ/. The Portuguese and Vietnamese spelling for this sound is ⟨nh⟩, while Spanish, Breton, and a few other languages use the letter ⟨ñ⟩.

In English, ⟨n⟩ is generally silent when it is preceded by anmat the end of words, as in hymn; however, it is pronounced in this combination when occurring word medially, as in hymnal. On the other hand, other consonants are often silent when they precede an ⟨n⟩ at the beginning of an English word. Examples include gnome, knife, mnemonic, and pneumonia.

Definitions for 𐤍𐤉 / nay

When adding the 𐤉 (yad) to the end of a word, it creates a possessive of the original word. It can either signify “my…” or identify a member of a nation. For example, 𐤏𐤁𐤓 (Ābar) is the progenitor, but 𐤏𐤁𐤓𐤉 (Ābaray) is the singular descendant of him also known as a Hebrew.

Ābarayat 𐤍𐤉nayney



uttering a prolonged, inarticulate, mournful cry, usually high-pitched or clear-sounding, as in grief or suffering




Images for 𐤍𐤉 / nay

Definitions for 𐤍𐤉𐤌 / nayam

When adding the 𐤌 (mayam) after the 𐤉 (yad) to the end of a word, it creates a plural of the original word. It can identify multiple members of a nation. For example, 𐤏𐤁𐤓 (Ābar) is the progenitor, but 𐤏𐤁𐤓𐤉𐤌 (Ābarayam) are the plural descendants of him also known as Hebrews.

Ābarayat 𐤍𐤉𐤌nayamnaw-yawm

Images for 𐤍𐤉𐤌 / nayam

Definitions for 𐤍𐤉𐤕 / nayat

When adding the (tau) after the 𐤉 (yad) to the end of a word, it creates a plural of the original word. It identifies the language or a sign of a nation’s existence. For example, 𐤏𐤁𐤓 (Ābar) is the progenitor, but 𐤏𐤁𐤓𐤉𐤕 (Ābarayat) is the language of him also known as Paleo-Hebrew language.

Ābarayat 𐤍𐤉𐤕nayatnaw-yawt

Images for 𐤍𐤉𐤕 / nayat


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

  • Arauakah Ābarayat #3481
  • Strong’s Hebrew #
  • Strong’s Greek Concordance #

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