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Acceptable ways to write it: thanaa (thna)

The letter thanaa (𐤈) or Th/th (̪) is the ninth letter in the Afroasiatic language known as Paleo-Hebrew (Ābarayat). The letter has been equated with the letter Th in the English language. However, it should not be confused with the letter tau () in the Paleo-Hebrew language, which holds a equivalent. Whereas, the letter thanaa (𐤈) holds a “th” equivalent when used in pronunciation. Nonetheless, writing the letter as Th in the English language is accurate.

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

𐤈 (th) – thabasket, snake, surround, store, contain, clay, below, womb
PrefixNot applicable
SuffixRegular termination of the third-person plural singular indicative form of verbs.
Regular termination of the second-person plural present an indicative form of verbs.
Regularly forms past participles of verbs stressed on the final syllable of the stem.

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

  • “surround a…”
  • “contain a…”
  • “container of…”
  • “womb of…”

Definitions for 𐤈 / th


basket, snake, surround, store, contain, clay, below, womb

EnglishTh thth/thaa/

the combination of the letters and h in the modern English alphabet.




establish, surface, axis

GreekΘ θth[th]

the eighth letter of the Greek alpha-beta

Images for 𐤈 / th

History of Meaning

The pictograph of the word is of a container made of wicker or clay. Containers were a very important item among the Ābarayam. They were used for storing grains, tools, foods, housewares, and other items. Wicker baskets were used as nets for catching fish. The meanings of this letter are basket, contain, store and clay.

History of the letter Th or t̪

The letter Theta (θ) is derived from the Abaray Thanaa (𐤈). In Ancient Greek, θ represented the aspirated voiceless dental plosive /̪ʰ/, but in Modern Greek, it represents the voiceless dental fricative /θ/.

̪ or dental is another way to write it. A dental consonant is a consonant articulated with the tongue against the upper teeth, such as /θ/, /ð/. In some languages, dentals are distinguished from other groups, such as alveolar consonants, in which the tongue contacts the gum ridge. Dental consonants share acoustic similarity and in Latin script are generally written with consistent symbols.

History of the letter Ṭ and ṭ

Ṭ (minuscule: ṭ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed from with the addition of a dot below the letter.

It is used in the transcription of Afro-Asiatic languages to represent an “emphatic ”, in romanization of Arabic and Syriac, and in the Berber Latin alphabets. In the transcription of Arabic, it corresponds to the letter ṭāʾ (ط). It is also used in the Bhojpuri language as a single consonant to represent ‘tr’.

In transliterating Indo-Aryan, East Iranian, and Dravidian languages it represents a retroflex . It was also formerly used for the same sound in Javanese, but has now been replaced by the digraph “th”. It is used in writing the letters ṭ and ṭh of Pali, an important language in Theravada Buddhism. It is also used for literature for Chin Language. It is after in the alphabets, as it is pronounced differently from .

Thorn (Þ)

Thorn or þorn (Þ, þ) is a letter in the Old English, Gothic, Old Norse, Old Swedish, and modern Icelandic alphabets, as well as some dialects of Middle English. It was also used in medieval Scandinavia but was later replaced with the digraph th, except in Iceland, where it survives. The letter originated from the rune ᚦ in the Elder Fuþark and was called thorn in the Anglo-Saxon and thorn or thurs in the Scandinavian rune poems. It is similar in appearance to the archaic Greek letter sho (ϸ), although the two are historically unrelated.

It is pronounced as either a voiceless dental fricative [θ] or its voiced counterpart [ð]. However, in modern Icelandic, it is pronounced as a laminal voiceless alveolar non-sibilant fricative [θ̠], similar to th as in the English word thick. The modern digraph th began to grow in popularity during the 14th century; at the same time, the shape of Þ grew less distinctive, with the letter losing its ascender (becoming similar in appearance to the old wynn (Ƿ, ƿ), which had fallen out of use by 1300 CE (5225 ), and to ancient through modern P, p).

Thorn in the form of aY” survives in pseudo-archaic uses, particularly the stock prefix “Ye olde”. The definite article spelled with “Y” for thorn is often jocularly or mistakenly pronounced /jiː/ (“yee”) or mistaken for the archaic nominative case of the second person plural pronoun, “ye”, as in “hear ye!”. In fact, the y in the pronoun would have been spelled with a yogh, ȝe, rather than a y.

Fita (Ѳ)

Fita (Ѳ ѳ; italics: Ѳ ѳ) is a letter of the Early Cyrillic alphabet. The shape and the name of the letter are derived from the Greek letter theta (Θ θ). In other languages which use the Cyrillic alphabet, Fita was pronounced // and was replaced with Te (Т т). For example, the Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian version of Theodore is Тодор Todor or Теодор Teodor.

Research Note

We believe that between the transitions from Ābarayat to Greek to Roman/Latin to English that the true equivalent may have been mixed with the Ābarayat tau ()’s” as most Modern Hebrew words use “”. We are still researching to find a definitive answer.

Definitions for 𐤈𐤉 / thay

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 𐤈𐤉thaythey

Images for 𐤈𐤉 / thay

Definitions for 𐤈𐤉𐤌 / thayam

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 𐤈𐤉𐤌thayamthaw-yawm

Images for 𐤈𐤉𐤌 / thayam

Definitions for 𐤈𐤉𐤕 / thayat

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 𐤈𐤉𐤕thayatthaw-yawt

Images for 𐤈𐤉𐤕 / thayat


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

  • Arauakah Ābarayat #1924
  • Strong’s Hebrew #
  • Strong’s Greek Concordance #

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