Thu 19 Dec, 2002 01:13 pm
OK wordsmyths, here's the fifth instalment:
I'm looking for a 9-letter English word (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) which matches the following
The letters 6, 7, & 3 (in that order) spell an animal PARENT.
The letters 7, 9, 4 & 5 (in that order) spell a Hebrew LETTER.
The letters 1, 7, 4, 8 & 2 (in that order) spell a former COUNTRY.
All nine letters are different.
Three of the nine letters are vowels.
The correct word (and ALL sub-clue words) are found in Webster's Dictionary - 10th Edition.
Vowels here, are defined as: A, E, I, O and U.
3 letter animal parent - dam, ewe
4 letter Hebrew letter - alef, resh, teth, yodh (there's more...)
5 letter former country - zaire
Another former country is Burma.
Hebrew letters: alef, beth, zayn, chet, teth, yodh, khaf, ayin, resh, shin, tsaf. I may have the spellings wrong. These are approximations anyway.
Animal parent: sow, ewe, dam.
Animal parent -
Doe and ram What about chickens? (I'm a city girl
) Hen and Tom
Who's gonna be the first to solve it this time?
Welllll, if you'd post these challenges when I was actually one-line I'd have a chance....
Getting down to business
I looked up the hebrew alphabet online and saw some of the same, but not as many as Jespah: chet alef khaf shin resh ayin.
animals beside sthose already written here: cob pen (swans)
How's it going gang?
I thought you would have had this one sorted out last night!
Hmm the animal parent can't be ewe because none of the letters repeat.
The word is zemindary
* The system of tax collection by zamindars.
* The area administered by a zamindar.
The animal parent is a dam.
The Hebrew letter is ayin.
The former country is Zaire.
Funny, I got that word and didn't find it in my dictionar. Time to buy a new dictionary.....
Macsm11 gave me this link :
None of the words are in my dictionary, but I wouldn't have guessed it anyway.
Thanks, Bib, but I can't blame it on the dictionary
And I do, I do, look at the clues.
Next question, PLEASE
The answer was indeed:
PARENT = DAM
LETTER = AYIN
COUNTRY = ZAIRE
The NINE different letters were A, D, E, I, M, N, R, Y, and Z
The THREE vowels were A, E, and I
The correct word (and the THREE clue words) were all found in Webster's Dictionary - 10th Edition.
I trust that you all learned something new today!