ספק

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

ספק (transliteration needed)

  1. to be sufficient
  2. to be empty, to be cleaned out

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ס־פ־ק (s-p-q, Forming words pertaining to doubt and skepticism.).

Noun[edit]

סָפֵק (safékm (plural indefinite form סְפֵקוֹת, singular construct form ספק)

  1. (countable and uncountable) doubt, uncertainty.
    • 2007 June 22, ג'קי חורי (J. Khouri), "שופט: ספק אם החשודים ברצח נתן זאדה יואשמו", Haaretz, headline,[1]
      שופט: ספק אם החשודים ברצח נתן זאדה יואשמו
      Shofét: Safék im hakhashudím barétzakh Natán Záde yuashmú
      Judge: Doubt whether the suspects in the murder of Natan Zade will be found guilty


Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ס־פ־ק (s-p-q, Forming words pertaining to sufficing or to flow and capacity.).

Noun[edit]

סַפָּק (transliteration neededm (plural indefinite form סַפָּקִים; feminine counterpart סַפָּקִית)

  1. supplier, provider

Verb[edit]

סִיפֵּק \ סִפֵּק (transliteration needed) (pi'él construction)

  1. to supply, to provide
  2. to satisfy, to fulfil

Verb[edit]

סוּפַּק \ סֻפַּק (transliteration needed) (pu'ál construction)

  1. to be supplied, to be provided


Etymology 3[edit]

Possibly imitative. Compare with spank.

Verb[edit]

סָפַק (transliteration needed) (pa'ál construction)

  1. to strike, to clap, to hit
    • Before 1050, Unknown Author.[1]
      ויהי כאשר ספרתי החזון לאבי ספק את כפיו ויאנח ותזלגנה עיני!ן! דמעות.
      And when I told the vision to my father he clapped his palms and he groaned and his eyes dripped tears.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Parma, Biblioteca Palatina, 563 (1541) at Ma'agarim the Academy of the Hebrew Language's textual database.