אבק

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
א־ב־ק

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

אָבָק (avákm (plural indefinite אֲבָקִים‎, singular construct אֲבַק־)

  1. (usually uncountable) dust
    • Exodus 28:24, with translation of the New International Version:
      יִתֵּן יְהוָה אֶת־מְטַר אַרְצְךָ אָבָק וְעָפָר מִן־הַשָּׁמַיִם יֵרֵד עָלֶיךָ עַד הִשָּׁמְדָךְ׃‎‎
      The LORD will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.
  2. (by extension) hint of (something)

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

אֶבֶק (évekm [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. (Mishnaic Hebrew) A hole in cloth for the insertion of thread; a hole in the edges of some product through which a nail, a screw or a thread can go to fix it firmly.
    • Tosafot on Menachot 42a:32
      היה יכול להעביר הציצית מן הטלית דרך האבק אחר עשייתן
      (please add an English translation of this quote)