Dalet (dāleth, also spelled Daleth or Daled) is the fourth letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew ד, Syriac ܕ and Arabic dāl د (in abjadi order; 8th in modern order). Its sound value is a voiced alveolar plosive ([d]).
The letter is based on a glyph of the Middle Bronze Age alphabets, probably called dalt "door" (door in Modern Hebrew is delet), ultimately based on a hieroglyph depicting a door.
The eighteenth Hebrew letter:
- The world's a dress.
- Teh Editor
Then the band They Might Be Giants got very upset that their song lyrics were getting ripped off by the editor. So they wrote the fifth Hebrew letter.