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2 letters words from 'yod'

DO 3OD 3
OY 5YO 5

All 3 letters words made out of yod

yod oyd ydo dyo ody doy

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Definitions and meaning of yod


Etymology 1


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /jɒd/
  • (General American, Canada) IPA(key): /jɑd/, enPR: yŏd
  • Rhymes: -ɒd


yod (plural yods)

  1. Alternative form of yodh
  2. (phonetics) A palatal approximant, /j/.
    • 1976, Michael L. Mazzola, Proto-Romance and Sicilian, Peter de Ridder Press, →ISBN, page 104:
      A statement of consonantal changes for Sicilian is dependent on the development of two sets of clusters, consonant plus yod and consonant plus /l/.
    • 1984, Frederick B. Agard, A Course in Romance Linguistics, volume 2, Georgetown University Press, →ISBN, page 75:
      Wherever in the West (including northern Italia) the fricative allophone [x̺] of coda /k/ before onsets /t/ and /s/ still remains…it now becomes semivocalized as yod, or more probably voiceless yod….
    • 2008, Philippe Ségéral & Tobias Scheer, "Positional Factors in Lenition and Fortition", in Joaquim Brandão de Carvalho et al. (eds.), Lenition and Fortition, Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 152:
      Word-initial yod, however, does not strengthen in either of the dialects considered, which respond to Polish jabłko, jagoda, jelén, jutro (all [j-]) "apple, berry, deer, tomorrow" with unaltered initial yod.
Derived terms
  • yod coalescence
  • yodization
  • yodless
  • yod-dropping
  • yod-dropper

Etymology 2



  1. Pronunciation spelling of yard.


  • doy



From Proto-Celtic *yut-, *yot-, from Proto-Indo-European *yewH-s- (sap, juice, broth), from *yewH- (to blend, mix (food), knead). Compare Cornish yôs, Old Irish íth, Welsh uwd, and Gallo-Latin iotta, iutta.


  • IPA(key): /ˈjoːt/


yod m

  1. porridge



yod m (invariable)

  1. Alternative spelling of iod

Source: wiktionary.org
  • YOCK, to laugh boisterously also YOK.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)