אפשר

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

אֶפְשַׁר (efshár)

  1. (impersonal) Possible: being a possibility; not impossible.
  2. (impersonal) Possible, permitted, allowed.
Usage notes[edit]
  • This adjective is often used "impersonally", that is, without a personal subject.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the root א־פ־שׁ־ר ('-p-sh-r), extracted from the above.

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Verb[edit]

אִפְשֵׁר (ifshér) (pi'él construction)

  1. (transitive) To permit: to enable, to make possible.
  2. (transitive) To permit (an action): to grant permission for.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The verbs אִפְשֵׁר (ifshér, to permit), הִרְשָׁה (hirshá, to allow), and נָתַן (natán, to let) are all synonymous in denotation, but vary in their level of formality.
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