ביצה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *bayṣ́-.

Noun[edit]

בֵּיצָה (betzáf (plural indefinite בֵּיצִים‎, singular construct ביצת־‎, plural construct ביצי־‎)

  1. egg
    אני צריך ללכת לקנות ביצים.‎‎
    I need to go buy eggs.
  2. (slang, in the plural) testicles, balls (referring to anatomy, bravery or general self-assuredness)
    יש לו ביצים גדולות שהוא אוהב להראות לכולם.‎‎
    He has big testicles that he loves to show to everyone.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ביצה \ בִּצָּה (bitzáf (plural indefinite ביצות \ בִּצּוֹת‎) [pattern: קִטְלָה]

  1. swamp, marsh

Usage notes[edit]

  • Many stylebooks recommend using the deficient spelling בצה also in the everyday non-vocalized writing system, in order to make clear distinction with the word ביצה (egg).

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew בֵּיצָה(betza, egg).

Noun[edit]

ביצה (beytsef, plural ביצים(beytsim)

  1. egg
  2. (anatomy, in the plural) testicles