בלשן

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Most likely from Akkadian [script needed] (bēlšunu, literally their lord/master/owner), from 𒂗 (bēlu, lord, master, owner), cognate to בַּעַל (bá'al, master, owner).

Proper noun[edit]

בִּלְשָׁן (bilshán)

  1. Bilshan

Etymology 2[edit]

From a Midrashic interpretation of מָרְדֳּכַי בִּלְשָׁן (mordokhái bilshán, Mordecai [and] Bilshan), from Ezra 2:2 and Nehemiah 7:7, as referring to one person, with בִּלְשָׁן (bilshán) meaning “one who knows many language” and coming from לָשׁוֹן (lashón, language) with the root ל־שׁ־ן, because Mordecai is said to have known seventy languages. The first vowel was changed to match the noun pattern forming names of professions.

Noun[edit]

בַּלְשָׁן (balshánm (feminine counterpart בַּלְשָׁנִית)

  1. linguist