הבנה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ב־י־ן

Action noun of the verb הֵבִין (hevín).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

הֲבָנָה (havanáf (plural indefinite הֲבָנוֹת, singular construct הֲבָנַת־)

  1. an understanding, comprehension
  2. an insight, a concept
  3. an informal contract, mutual agreement
  4. a reconciliation of differences
  5. sympathy

Etymology 2[edit]

In modern Hebrew from the Bible, where it is a hapax. Probably borrowed from Egyptian hbnj, itself of uncertain origin (possibly from Nubian).

Cognate with Ancient Greek ἔβενος (ébenos) and all its derivatives, including ebony and أبنوس‎.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

הָבְנֶה‎ (hovnem (plural indefinite הובנים \ הָבְנִים)

  1. ebony, ebony tree

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