Nun (Hebrew Letter)


The letter NUN has a numerical value of fifty, and is the symbol of faithfulness.

There are two forms of the letter NUN: the bent one and the elongated one. The long NUN is only used at the end of a word.

The Hebrew word for soul (neshamah), and candle (ner) both begin with the letter NUN.

The Hebrew word for faithful one, ne’eman, is signified by the letter NUN.

In Aramaic NUN means ‘fish’, symbolic of fertility because they multiply rapidly.

The number fifty signifies the fifty days of the counting of the Omer, from the first day of Passover to the first day of Shavuot.