אזמל

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σμίλη ‎(smílē, knife, chisel). Cognate with Syriac ܙܡܝܠܝܐ ‎(zmilyā, pruning knife).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern Hebrew): IPA(key): /ʔizˈmel/

Noun[edit]

אִזְמֵל ‎(izmelm

  1. knife, scalpel.
    • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Kelim 13:4:
      הַמַּעֲצַד וְהָאִזְמֵל וְהַמַּפְסֶלֶת וְהַמַּקְדֵּחַ שֶׁנִּיפְגְּמוּ טְמֵאִין
      If an adze, scalpel, plane, or drill is damaged it remains susceptible to uncleanness.

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