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Cheth (or Heth)

CHETH (or HETH) kāth (ח ḥeṭ). The eighth letter of the Heb. alphabet. It is used to represent the numeral 8. In pronunciation it was either a velar fricative or a pharyngal fricative, since both proto-Sem. phonemes had fallen together (Arab. ḫ and ḥ) in Heb.