גל

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See also: ג׳ל

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ג־ל־ל

Compare Arabic جَلّ (jall, great, bulky)

Noun[edit]

גַּל (gálm (plural indefinite גַּלִּים, singular construct גַּל־, plural construct גַּלֵּי־) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. A wave (of water, energy, or figuratively anything else)
    הגלים בחוף מתחזקים.‏hagalím bakhóf mitkhazkím.The waves at the beach are getting stronger.
    גלי אור הם גלים רוחביים.‏galéi-or hem galím rokhbiyím. — Light waves are transverse waves.
    מעצרו של הפושע גרם לגל אנטישמיות נרחב.‏ma'atsaró shel haposhéa garam l'gál-antishémiut nerkháv. — The arrest of the criminal led to a growing wave of antisemitism.
  2. tilde (the diacritical mark ~)

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