ערום

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Hebrew[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

עָרוּם (arúmm sg indef. (f sg indef. עֲרוּמָה, m pl indef. עֲרוּמִים, f pl indef. עֲרוּמוֹת)

  1. Naked, nude, unclothed.
    • c. 1000–400 BCE, Genesis 2:25,
      וַיִּהְיוּ שְׁנֵיהֶם עֲרוּמִּים הָאָדָם וְאִשְׁתּוֹ וְלֹא יִתְבֹּשָׁשׁוּ׃
      vayihyú sh'neihém arumím ha'adám v'ishtó v'ló yitbosháshu.
      And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.[1]
  2. (pejorative) Cunning, crafty, prudent, subtle.
    • c. 1000–400 BCE, Genesis 3:1,
      וְהַנָּחָשׁ הָיָה עָרוּם מִכֹּל חַיַּת הַשָּׂדֶה []
      v'hanakhásh hayá arúm mikol khayát hasadé []
      Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field [] [1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Authorized King James translation (1611).