ברא

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Noun[edit]

בְּרָא (b'rām (pluralבְּנַיָּא⁩, singular feminine counterpartבַּרְתָּא⁩)

  1. son, child

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Verb[edit]

בְּרָא (b'rā)

  1. to create

Hebrew[edit]

Root
ב־ר־א(b-r-ʾ)

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Arabicبَرَأَ(baraʔa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

בָּרָא (bará) third-singular masculine past (pa'al construction, passive counterpartנִבְרָא⁩)

  1. To create (when act of a deity).
    • Tanach, Genesis 1:27, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶת־הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה בָּרָא אֹתָם׃
      Va-yivrá Elohím et ha-adám b-tsalmó, b-tsélem Elohím bará otó, zakhár u-n'qevá bará otám.
      And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
    • a. 217 C.E., Mishnah, Berachot 6:1:
      עַל פֵּרוֹת הָאִילָן אוֹמֵר, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הָעֵץ, חוּץ מִן הַיַּיִן, שֶׁעַל הַיַּיִן אוֹמֵר בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן. וְעַל פֵּרוֹת הָאָרֶץ אוֹמֵר בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הָאֲדָמָה
      'Al perót ha-ilán omér, boréi p'ri ha-'etz, ḥutz min ha-yáyin, she-'al ha-yáyin omér boréi p'ri ha-gáfen. V-'al perót ha-áretz omer, boréi p'ri ha-adamá.
      On tree fruits say, "He creates the fruit of the tree," except for on wine, for on wine say, "He creates the fruit of the vine." And on ground fruits say, "He creates the fruit of the earth."


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Verb[edit]

בֵּרֵא (beré) third-singular masculine past (pi'el construction)

  1. (Biblical Hebrew) To clear, to clear-cut, to cut down.

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