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From Hebrewשְׁוָא / שווא(shvá, šəwɔʾ). Doublet of schwa.

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shva (plural shvas)

  1. A Hebrew nikud vowel sign written as two vertical dots beneath a letter, in Israeli Hebrew indicating either the phoneme /e/ or the complete absence of a vowel.

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