What is J?
1. The tenth letter of the modern English alphabet. 2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter j. 3. The tenth in a series. 4. Something shaped like the letter J. 5. J The hypothetical source of those portions of the Pentateuch in which God is referred to with the Tetragrammaton…
What does J mean in the Pentateuch?
J The hypothetical source of those portions of the Pentateuch in which God is referred to with the Tetragrammaton rather than as Elohim. [Sense 5, from J (ehovah) .] The symbol for current density. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
What is the origin of the letter J?
j The English letter j did not come into existence until the end of the Middle Ages, when scribes began to use a tailed form of i, with or without the dot, next to the short form of i (1). When printing was invented, the tailed form of i (2) was often used for an initial i, which is usually consonantal.
What is the minuscule form of J?
The minuscule form j is the lengthened form, retaining the dot, of minuscule i. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica This article was most recently revised and updated by Michael Ray. …of the letters i and j arose.