ידיד

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from יד (yad, hand); literally, perhaps conveying the notion of being hand in hand.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern Israeli) IPA(key): /jaˈdid/

Noun[edit]

יָדִיד (yadídm (plural indefinite form יְדִידִים, singular construct form יְדִיד; feminine counterpart ידידה)

  1. A (male) platonic friend.

Usage notes[edit]

  • While the synonym חבר (khavér) is more common in Modern Hebrew, it is ambiguous between a platonic friend and a romantic one; יָדִיד is therefore often used to avoid this ambiguity.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (friend): חבר m (khavér)