עצר

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

עצר

  1. to trample
  2. to squeeze, to press

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ע־צ־ר ('-ts-r).

Verb[edit]

עָצַר (atsár) (pa'ál construction)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To stop, to stop moving, to halt, to stop the motion of. (See usage note below.)
  2. To arrest.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Hebrew has two words corresponding to English stop: עצר and הִפְסִיק (hifsík). The former pertains to motion; more explicitly, it means "(intransitive) To halt, to stop moving" or "(transitive) To halt, to stop the motion of". The latter pertains to other actions or events; more explicitly, it means "(transitive) To cease, to desist, to terminate."

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