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Names of the letters

Figures of the letters

Value of the letters

English equivalents of the letters

(M) Aleph

א

1

A

(D) Beth

ב

2

B

(D) Gimel

ג

3

G

(D) Daleth

ד

4

D

(S) Heh

ה

5

H (E)

(S) Vau

ו

6

V (U)

(S) Zayin

ז

7

Z

(S) Kheth (Cheth)

ח

8

Ch

(S) Teth

ט

9

T

(S) Yodh

י

10

Y (I or J)

(D) Kaph

כ ך

20 500

K

(S) Lamed

ל

30

L

(M) Mem

מ ם

40 600

M

(S) Nun

נן

50 700

N

(S) Samekh

ס

60

S

(S) Ayin

ע

70

O (A’a or Ng)

(D) Peh

פ ף

80 800

P

(S) Tzaddi

צ ץ

90 900

Tz

(S) Qoph

ק

100

Q

(D) Resh

ר

200

R

(M) Shin

ש

300

S Sh

(D) Tau

ת

400

T Th

When written large, the Value of a Hebrew letter is increased to one thousand times its ordinary value. A large Aleph is counted 1000: a large Beth, 2000: and so on.

Note that A, I, O, U, H, are really consonants, mere bases for vowels. These vowels are not here given, as they have no importance in Gematria.

M, D, and S before the names of the letters shews their division into Mothers, Double and Single letters, referred respectively to active Elements, Air, Water, Fire, Planets, and Signs. But HB:Sh and HB:Th also serve to signify the Elements of Spirit and of Earth. See Liber 777.