yogh M.E. letter, c.1300; see Y (Cf. Y). The name probably is identical with YOKE (Cf. yoke) (M.E. yogh) and so called because yoke began with a yogh.

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  • yogh — /yohkh/, n. the letter used in the writing of Middle English to represent a palatal fricative, as in ung (Modern English young) or a velar fricative, as in litliche (Modern English lightly). [1250 1300; ME yogh, yok] * * * …   Universalium

  • yogh — [[t]yoʊx[/t]] n. ling. the letter ȝ used in the writing of Middle English to represent a palatal fricative, as in ȝong (Modern English young), or a velar fricative, as in liȝtliche (Modern English lightly) • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME yogh …   From formal English to slang

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