Definition of metheg in US English:

metheg

(also methegh, meteg)

noun

  • 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.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

metheg

/ˈmɛθɛɡ/