chet

Alternative Spellings

het

Definitions

  • The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Often used to refer to a standing formation in the shape of the letter.

Example Sentences

  • "Whenever the group arrived at a destination or was standing at attention, we had to stand in a “Chet” formation: A 3-sided shape with the center line the longest and the two arms of the formation at equal length, like the Hebrew letter." (https://ipraythatthesethingsneverend.wordpress.com/tag/gadna/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

ח chet 'the eighth Hebrew letter'

Who Uses This

Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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