From Proto-Semitic *šinn- (“tooth”), the source of שן. The association of "tooth" with this letter was the result of folk etymology and based on the corresponding Phoenician letter, 𐤔 (š), having a shape resembling a row of pointed teeth. The letter originally depicted a composite bow, which usually has the tips curving away from the archer when unstrung.
ש (sh, s)
- Shin, sin: the twenty-first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, after ר and before ת.
- The numeral 300 in Hebrew numbering.
- (Hebrew script letters) א, ב, ג, ד, ה, ו, ז, ח, ט, י, כך, ל, מם, נן, ס, ע, פף, צץ, ק, ר, ש, ת
- “shin” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
- Albright, W. F. (1948). "The Early Alphabetic Inscriptions from Sinai and their Decipherment". Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. 110 (110): 6–22 [p. 15].