דמות

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Etymology[edit]

From the root ד־מ־ה (d-m-); compare Akkadian damtu, Aramaic דְּמוּתָא (d'muta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

דְּמוּת (d'mútf (plural indefinite form דמויות \ דְּמֻיּוֹת, singular construct form דְּמוּת־, plural construct form דמויות \ דְּמֻיּוֹת־)

  1. An image, a picture, a likeness.
  2. (in construct forms) A likeness: something that closely resembles (something else).
  3. A character in a story.
  4. An exemplar, a paragon, a picture, a model.
  5. (דְּמוּת־, d'mút-) Singular construct form of דְּמוּת‎.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In addition to the plural form דמויות \ דְּמֻיּוֹת (d'muyót) given above, in Medieval Hebrew the forms דְּמוּתִים (d'mutím) and דְּמוּתוֹת (d'mutót) are attested as well.

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