- The fifth letter of the Phoenician alphabet, representing the consonant /h/ and word-final vowels.
- Ancient Greek: Ε (E), ε (e)
- Aramaic: 𐡄 (h)
(preconsonantal, with gemination )
The article is added to the noun. If the noun with the article begins with a
- consonant (except ʾ, ʿ or ḥ) the consonant is geminated once to the article and the long form is used
- vowel or ʾ, ʿ, ḥ, the short form is used