One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In Hebrew writing: a small, perpendicular stroke beneath a consonant letter and to the left of a vowel sign, used to indicate stress and the lengthening of the vowel.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Udall (c1560–?1593), religious controversialist. From post-classical Latin metheg from post-biblical Hebrew meṯeg, lit. ‘bridle’, of uncertain origin.
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