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 (prefix conjugation) of הִבְטִיחַ(hivtíakh): I will promise.