גמד

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The meaning attributed in Modern Israeli Hebrew to the Biblical Hebrew word gammād is based upon Rashi's commentary on the Hebrew Bible, specifically Ezekiel 27:11, where he interprets the plural form gammādīm as synonym to nannās(īm) (a word borrowed into Hebrew from Greek: Νάνος, to denote people of very short height). In Modern times, the meaning of the word has been expanded also to denote various imaginary creatures from European mythologies, especially gnomes and dwarfs.

Noun[edit]

גַמָּד (gamádm (plural indefinite form גַמָּדִים; feminine counterpart גַמֶּדֶת)

  1. dwarf
  2. midget
  3. gnome

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