פר

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Hebrew[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎פַּר‎ (parm (plural indefinite form פָּרִים, singular construct form ‎פַּר‎)

  1. bull, ox: adult male of the cow species

Usage notes[edit]

  • The definite form of this noun is ‎הַפָּר (hapár).
  • Like other words that start with ב,‎ ג,‎ ד,‎ כ,‎ פ,‎ or ת, this term's initial letter takes a dagesh lene. In older texts, that dagesh is usually dropped when the word is preceded, in the same phrase, by a word ending in a mater lectionis; in modern texts, the dagesh is usually preserved even in such a case. Likewise, in older texts, the dagesh is always dropped when the word is prefixed by an indefinite ב־‏,‎ כ־,‎ or ל־‏, or by ו־‏; in modern speech, the dagesh is often preserved in such a case. (After the definite ב־‏,‎ כ־,‎ and ל־‏, and after the prefixes ה־‏,‎ מ־,‎ and ש־‏, there is a dagesh forte, as described in the usage notes for those prefixes.)