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What does Waw ( Vav) Stand For?

Waw (wāw, also vau or vav) is the sixth letter of the Northwest Semitic family of scripts, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew,Syriac, and Arabic (“sixth” in abjadi order; it is 27th in modern Arabic order). In Arabic and thus in most Semitic languages it represents the sound ”W” Vav literally means hook/peg/spear.