אבטיח

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Cognate with Aramaic אֲבַטִּיחָא and Arabic بَطِيخ (baṭīḵ), mentioned once, in the plural form, in the Hebrew Bible, Numbers 11:5 "זָכַרְנוּ אֶת־הַדָּגָה אֲשֶׁר־נֹאכַל בְּמִצְרַיִם חִנָּם; אֵת הַקִּשֻּׁאִים וְאֵת הָאֲבַטִּחִים". In the King James Version, אבטיחים is translated into "melons" rather than "watermelons": "We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks".

Noun[edit]

אֲבַטִּיחִים (the fruit)

אֲבַטִּיחַ (avatíakhm (plural indefinite form אֲבַטִּיחִים)

  1. watermelon: a plant of the genus Citrullus; especially, a domesticated variety of this plant
  2. watermelon: the fruit of this plant, a type of melon

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