כפול

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Passive participle of the verb כפל (kafál), from the root כ־פ־ל (k-p-l).

Adjective[edit]

כָּפוּל (kafúlm sg indef. (f sg indef. כְּפוּלָה, m pl indef. כְּפוּלִים, f pl indef. כְּפוּלוֹת)

  1. Double, dual: having two parts instead of one.
    סוכן כפולsokhé kafúl — a double agent
    כוכבים כפוליםkokhavím k'fulímbinary stars
    רצח כפולrétsakf kafúl — a double murder
    אזרחות כפולהezrakhút k'fuládual citizenship
  2. Times, multiplied by: used to indicate the operation of multiplication.
    6 כפול 9‎ — 6 kafúl 9 — 6 times 9
  3. Double, twice: twice as big.
  4. Double, folded double.
    • Exodus 28:16:
      רָבוּעַ יִהְיֶה כָּפוּל זֶרֶת אָרְכּוֹ וְזֶרֶת רָחְבּוֹ׃
      ravúa yihyé kafúl zéret arkó v'zéret rakhbó.
      Foursquare it shall be [being] doubled; a span [shall be] the length thereof, and a span [shall be] the breadth thereof.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Authorized King James translation (1611).