ביצה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

בֵּיצָה (betzáf (plural indefinite form בֵּיצִים, singular construct form ביצת, plural construct form ביצי)

  1. egg
    אני צריך ללכת לקנות ביצים.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. (slang, in the plural) testicles, balls (referring to anatomy, bravery or general self-assuredness)
    יש לו ביצים גדולות שהוא אוהב להראות לכולם.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ביצה (bitzáf

  1. swamp, marsh

Usage notes[edit]

  • Many stylebooks recommend using the deficient spelling בצה also in the everyday non-vocalized writing system, in order to make clear distinction with the word ביצה (egg).

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew בֵּיצָה (betza, egg).

Noun[edit]

ביצה (beytsef, plural ביצים (beytsim)

  1. egg
  2. (anatomy, in the plural) testicles