ארון

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Hebrew[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

אָרוֹן ‎(arónm ‎(plural indefinite אֲרוֹנוֹת, singular construct אֲרוֹן־)

  1. A cupboard, closet, cabinet, or similar piece of furniture.
    איפה ארון הספרים?‎ ― eifo aron ha-s'farim? ― Where is the bookcase?
  2. A coffin or casket.
    • c. 1000–500 BCE, Genesis 50:26, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיָּמָת יוֹסֵף בֶּן־מֵאָה וָעֶשֶׂר שָׁנִים וַיַּחַנְטוּ אֹתוֹ וַיִּישֶׂם בָּאָרוֹן בְּמִצְרָיִם׃
      vayamat yosef ben-mea va'eser shanim vayakhantu oto vayisem baaron b'mitzrayim.
      So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
  3. (military slang) One of the bars on the shoulders of Israeli military uniforms to indicate rank (with more bars indicating a higher rank).
  4. (slang, in definite forms) The metaphorical closet in which persons who are secretly GLBT are imagined to reside (as in English).

Usage notes[edit]

  • This noun is sometimes vocalized as אָרוֹן, sometimes as אֲרוֹן. In either case, its pronunciation is the same in Modern Israeli Hebrew.

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew ארון ‎(arón).

Noun[edit]

ארון m ‎(Hebrew spelling, Latin spelling arón, plural ארונות)

  1. grave

Yiddish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ארון ‎(ornm

  1. (nonstandard) Unpointed form of אָרון ‎(orn).