ארץ

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From Proto-Semitic *ʾarṣ́-.

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אֶרֶץ (éretsf (plural indefinite form אֲרָצוֹת, singular construct form אֶרֶץ־, plural construct form אַרְצוֹת־; Biblical Hebrew pausal form אָרֶץ (árets))

  1. country, land
  2. territory, district, region
  3. earth, Earth
    • Genesis 1:1, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ׃
      b'reshít bará 'elohím 'ét hashamáyim v'ét ha'árets.
      In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  4. ground, soil
  5. (definite, popular) Israel
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