הבל הבלים

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ecclesiastes 1:2 (see quotation).

Noun[edit]

הֲבֵל הֲבָלִים (havél havalímm

  1. vanity, foolishness, rubbish
    • Ecclesiastes 1:2, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      הֲבֵל הֲבָלִים אָמַר קֹהֶלֶת הֲבֵל הֲבָלִים הַכֹּל הָבֶל׃
      havél havalím 'amár kohélet havél havalím hakól hável.
      Vanity of vanities, saith Koheleth; vanity of vanities, all is vanity.