עשה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ע־שׂ־ה (`-ś-).

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Verb[edit]

עָשָׂה (asá) (pa'ál construction)

  1. (transitive) To do: to take an action, to accomplish a thing.
  2. (transitive) To make: to create.
  3. (transitive) To make: to cause to be.
  4. (slang, transitive) To say: to utter.
  5. (slang, transitive) To do: to have sex with.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike English do, עָשָׂה never introduces a bare infinitive; however, it does frequently act as a “light” verb, with the main verbal force being carried by its direct object; hence עשה קניות (asá k'niyót, to do shopping), עשה כביסה (asá k'visá, to do laundry), and so on.

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