סגר

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ס־ג־ר (s-g-r).

Verb[edit]

סָגַר (sagár) (pa'ál construction)

  1. To close (a door, a window, or the like).
  2. To close, close up (a store, a restaurant, or the like).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Whereas English uses the same form, close, both for the item being closed and for the person closing it (consider, for example, “the store closes at ten o’clock” and “they close the store at ten o’clock”), Hebrew uses סָגַר only for the latter (“סוגרים את החנות בשעה עשר”), with the passive counterpart נִסְגַּר (nisgár) being used for the latter (“החנות נסגרת בשעה עשר”).

Antonyms[edit]

  • (close a door): פתח (patákh)
  • (close a store): פתח (patákh)

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