טלפון

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English telephone and cognates in other languages.

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Noun[edit]

טלפון (télefonm (plural indefinite form טלפונים, singular construct form טלפון, plural construct form טלפוני)

  1. A phone, telephone.
  2. =שיחת טלפון (sikhát-télefon): a phone call.
  3. =מספר טלפון (mispár-télefon): a phone number.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (all senses): There is some disagreement about the appropriate niqqud (diacritics) to use for the /e/ sounds. The Hebrew Academy, in its examples of loanword niqqud, uses the tzeirei: טֵלֵפוֹן‎,[1] as does Reuven Sivan and Edward A. Levenston, The New Bantam-Megiddo Hebrew & English Dictionary, Bantam Books (1975), ISBN 0-553-26387-0. However, Shimon Zilberman, The Up-to-Date English-Hebrew Hebrew-English Dictionary, Zilberman (1994), uses the segol: טֶלֶפוֹן.

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