גיר

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Aramaic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γάρ(gár).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

גיר ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. for, since

Usage notes[edit]

  • גיר is a post-positive word, i.e., it is never the first word in a sentence.

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Sumerian 𒌋𒀜(gir, oven, kiln) (compare Old Armenian կիր(kir)).

Noun[edit]

גִּיר ‎(girm ‎(plural indefinite גִּירִים, singular construct גִּיר־)

  1. (uncountable) lime, calcite; chalk
  2. (countable) a piece (stick) of chalk

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ג־ו־ר

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

גִּיֵּר ‎(giyér) ‎(pi'el construction)

  1. (transitive) (He) converted (someone) to Judaism
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