the first letter of the Arabic alphabet.
the glottal stop consonant represented by this letter.
Historical Examples

The Irish title of the letter a or haw is alif, as also is the Arabian: the Greek alpha is either alpa or alfa.
Archaic England Harold Bayley

The wheel turns ever, and no pleasure of ours but is built on the shifting sand of some one’s pain, even as alif told me.
Margarita’s Soul Ingraham Lovell

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