אור

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See also: אור־

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
א־ו־ר

From Proto-Semitic [Term?] [Term?]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

אוֹר ‎(orm ‎(plural indefinite אוֹרוֹת, singular construct אוֹר־)

  1. Light, visible light: electromagnetic radiation of a frequency perceptible to the eye.
  2. (more generally) Light: electromagnetic radiation (of any frequency).
  3. A light, a light source.
    • Folk, שרה לוי־תנאי (Sara Levi-Tanai), באנו חושך לגרש (“We came to banish darkness”).
      בָּאנוּ חֹשֶךְ לְגָרֵשׁ. / בְּיָדֵינוּ אוֹר וָאֵשׁ.
      bano khóshekh‘ l(e)garésh. / b(e)yadéno or vaésh.
      We came to banish darkness. / In our hands there's light and fire.
  4. Fire.
  5. Light, understanding.
    הוא ראה את האור.‎ ― hu ra'á et ha'ór. ― He saw the light.

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