זונה

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
ז־נ־ה

Etymology[edit]

From the root ז־נ־ה . Compare Arabic زَانِيَة (zāniya), زَانٍ (zānin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

זוֹנָה (zonáf (plural indefinite זוֹנוֹת, masculine counterpart זוֹנֶה)

  1. female prostitute (who has sex for pay)
  2. (rare, obsolete, disputed) female foodmonger[1]

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

זוֹנֶה (zoné)

  1. Masculine singular present participle and present tense of זָנָה

Verb[edit]

זוֹנָה (zoná)

  1. Feminine singular present participle and present tense of זָנָה

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commentary of Rashi to Joshua 2:1.

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew זוֹנָה.

Noun[edit]

זונה (zoynef, plural זונות (zoynes)

  1. prostitute, whore

Synonyms[edit]