שמים

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *šamāy- (sky, heaven).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

שָׁמַיִם (transliteration needed) (shamáyim) m pl (Biblical Hebrew pausal form שָׁמָיִם) (plural only)

  1. The sky, skies, heavens, heaven.
  2. (figuratively) God.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like its English translations, the word is usually found in the definite form הַשָּׁמַיִם (ha-shamáyim).

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