Acceptable ways to write it: shan (shn)
The letter shan (𐤔) or Sh/sh (Š/š) is the twenty-first letter in the Afroasiatic language known as Paleo-Hebrew (Ābarayat). The letter has been equated with the letter Sh and the letter S in the English language. Nonetheless, the letter Sh is the more accurate letter but can be easily confused with the letter S given the different ways the English letter is pronounced in modern words.
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.
|𐤔 (sh) – sha||teeth, eat, consume, destroy, bite, two, change, divide, press, repeat|
|Prefix||that, the fact that. |
Used to introduce relative clauses;
Based on the meaning of the letters the word could be defined as:
Definitions for 𐤔 / sh
teeth, eat, consume, destroy, bite, two, change, divide, press, repeat
radiance, diffusion, spread
|Greek||Σ σ / ϛ||s||[s]|
sigma: the eighteenth letter of the Greek alpha-beta
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History of Meaning
The pictograph of the word is of a tooth, destruction, and sometimes fire or something that destroys. The original picture for this letter is a picture of the two front teeth. This letter has the meanings of “teeth,” “sharp” and “press”. It also has the meaning of “two,” “again” and “both.”
History of the Letter Sh or š
Sha (Ш) is a letter of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic scripts. It commonly represents the voiceless postalveolar fricative /ʃ/. In English, Sha is romanized as sh or as š, the latter being the equivalent letter in the Latin alphabets of Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Latvian, and Lithuanian. Sha has its earliest origins in Phoenician Shin and is linked closely to Shin’s Greek equivalent: Sigma (Σ, σ, ς).
The grapheme Š, š (S with caron) is used in various contexts representing the sh sound usually denoting the voiceless postalveolar fricative or similar voiceless retroflex fricative /ʂ/. The symbol originates with the 15th-century Czech alphabet as introduced by the reforms of Jan Hus.
From there, it was first adopted into the Croatian alphabet by Ljudevit Gaj in 1830 to represent the same sound, and from there on into other orthographies. Some orthographies such as Bulgarian Cyrillic, Macedonian Cyrillic, and Serbian Cyrillic use the “ш” letter which represents the sound “š” would represent in Latin alphabets.
The symbol is also used as the romanization of Cyrillic ш in ISO 9 and scientific transliteration and deployed in the Latin-based writing systems of Macedonian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, and Bashkir. In addition, the grapheme transliterates cuneiform orthography of Sumerian and Akkadian /ʃ/ or /t͡ʃ/, and (based on Akkadian orthography) the Hittite /s/ phoneme, as well as the /ʃ/ phoneme of Semitic languages, transliterating shin (Phoenician 𐤔 and its descendants), the direct predecessor of Cyrillic ш.
Definitions for 𐤔𐤉 / shay
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.
a gift (offered as homage)
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Definitions for 𐤔𐤉𐤌 / shayam
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.
gifts (offered as homage), presents
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Definitions for 𐤔𐤉𐤕 / shayat
When adding the 𐤕 (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.
to move or place (anything) so as to get it into or out of a specific location
|Hebrew||שִׁית||shith / shayith||sheeth / shah’-yith|
to put, set
|Arabic||القرف / ضع||alqarf / dae||ale-karaf / daw’|
shit, revulsion, disgust, loathing, nausea, shit on.
I set down, bring down to a place; I set in order, appoint, make, constitute.
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