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the 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
The twentieth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
Etymology: From raʾš-.
Resh is the twentieth letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician Rēsh , Hebrew Rēsh ר, Aramaic Rēsh , Syriac Rēsh ܪ, and Arabic Rāʾ ر. Its sound value is one of a number of rhotic consonants: usually [r] or [ɾ], but also [ʁ] or [ʀ] in Hebrew and North Mesopotamian Arabic. In most Semitic alphabets, the letter resh (and its equivalents) is quite similar to the letter dalet (and its equivalents). In the Syriac alphabet, the letters became so similar that now they are only distinguished by a dot: resh has a dot above the letter, and the otherwise identical dalet has a dot below the letter. In the Arabic alphabet, rāʼ has a longer tail than dāl. In the Aramaic and Hebrew square alphabet, resh is a rounded single stroke while dalet is a right-angle of two strokes. The similarity led to the variant spellings of the name Nebuchadnezzar and Nebuchadrezzar. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek rho (Ρ/ρ), Etruscan , Latin R, and Cyrillic Р.
Resh is the twentieth letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew ר and Arabic alphabet rāʾ ر. Its sound value is one of a number of rhotic consonants: usually or, but also or in Hebrew. In most Semitic alphabets, the letter resh is quite similar to the letter dalet. In the Syriac alphabet, the letters became so similar that now they are only distinguished by a dot: resh has a dot above the letter, and the otherwise identical dalet has a dot below the letter. In the Arabic alphabet, rāʼ has a longer tail than dāl. In the Aramaic and Hebrew square alphabet, resh is a rounded single stroke while dalet is a right-angle of two strokes. The similarity led to the variant spellings of the name Nebuchadnezzar and Nebuchadrezzar. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Rho, Etruscan r, Latin R, and Cyrillic Р.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Resh is ranked #22791 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Resh surname appeared 1,124 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Resh.
96.4% or 1,084 total occurrences were White.
2.3% or 26 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.5% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
0.4% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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The numerical value of RESH in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of RESH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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