דת

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Hebrew[edit]

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דת
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian dʾt' (dāt, dād, law, justice), Old Persian 𐎭𐎠𐎫 (dāta-), from Proto-Iranian *dāta-, from the root *√dā (to give, put), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₃-; Cognate to Persian داد(dâd) and, more remotely, Latin data, nominative plural of datum (that is given).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

דָּת (datf (plural indefinite דָּתוֹת‎, singular construct דַּת־)

  1. religion
    • c. 200 CE, “Sukkah 56”, in Mishnah:
      מעשה במרים בת בילגה שהמירה דתה, והלכה ונשאת לסרדיוט אחד ממלכי יוונים
      It happened that Miriam bat Bilgah changed her religion and married an officer of the Greek kings.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Biblical Hebrew, the construct form was דָּת, as seen in, e.g., Esther 2:12 and Esther 9:13.

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