זוג

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

זוג (transliteration needed)

  1. to pair, to join, to marry

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ז־ו־ג

Supposedly a Mishnaic borrowing from Ancient Greek ζεῦγος (zeûgos, pair), in turn derived from Proto-Indo-European *yewg- (to join), but compare Arabic زَوْج (zawj, spouse), زَوَّجَ (zawwaja, to join) and Aramaic זוֹגָא (zōḡā, pair, spouse), זַוֵּג (zawwēḡ, to join).

Noun[edit]

זוּג (zúgm (plural indefinite זוּגוֹת)

  1. pair, couple, twosome
  2. (poker) pair, two-of-a-kind

Derived terms[edit]