אבטיח

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Aramaic אֲבַטִּיחָא and Arabic بَطِيخ (baṭīḵ), mentioned once, in the plural form, in the Hebrew Bible, Numbers 11:5 "זָכַרְנוּ אֶת־הַדָּגָה אֲשֶׁר־נֹאכַל בְּמִצְרַיִם חִנָּם; אֵת הַקִּשֻּׁאִים וְאֵת הָאֲבַטִּחִים". In the King James Version, אבטיחים is translated into "melons" rather than "watermelons": "We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks".

Noun[edit]

אֲבַטִּיחִים (the fruit)

אֲבַטִּיחַ (avatíakhm (plural indefinite אֲבַטִּיחִים)

  1. (biblical) some species of fruit similar to the modern watermelon or melon
  2. watermelon (fruit of the species Citrullus lanatus)
  3. watermelon (plant of the species Citrullus lanatus)

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ב־ט־ח

Verb[edit]

אַבְטִיחַ ('avtíakh)

  1. First-person singular future tense (prefix conjugation) of הִבְטִיחַ (hivtíakh): I will promise.