שעה

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שָׁעָה (sha'áf (dual indefinite form שעתיים \ שְׁעָתַיִם, plural indefinite form שָׁעוֹת, singular construct form שְׁעַת־, plural construct form שְׁעוֹת־)

  1. An hour: a period of time, defined variously (depending on time period, and on religious versus secular purposes), but currently usually sixty minutes.
    • פרקי אבות ב ג (Pirkei Avot 2:3)
      הֱווּ זְהִירִין בָּרָשׁוּת, שֶׁאֵין מְקָרְבִין לוֹ לְאָדָם אֶלָּא לְצֹרֶךְ עַצְמָן; נִרְאִין כְּאוֹהֲבִין בִּשְׁעַת הֲנָאָתָן, וְאֵין עוֹמְדִין לוֹ לָאָדָם בִּשְׁעַת דָּחֳקוֹ.
      hevú z'hirín barashút, she'ein m'kar'vín ló l'adám 'elá l'tsórekh 'atsmán; nir'ín k'ohavín bish'át hana'atán, v'ein 'om'dín ló la'adám bish'át dokhokó.
      Beware of rulers, for they befriend someone only for their own benefit; they act friendly when it benefits them, but they do not stand by someone in his time of need.

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From Hebrew שָׁעָה.

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שעה (shof, plural שעהן (shoen)

  1. hour