זית

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Hebrew[edit]

Olive trees

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic [Term?]; cognates include Ugaritic 𐎇𐎚𐎎 (ztm), Phoenician 𐤆‎𐤕 (zt), Galilean Aramaic זֵיתָא (zētā), Syriac Aramaic ܙܝܬܐ (zaytā), Ethiopic ዘይት (zäyt, olive oil), Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn, olive), زَيْت (zayt, oil, olive oil), Egyptian

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ḏt or ḏjt.

Noun[edit]

זַיִת (záyitm (plural indefinite זֵיתִים, singular construct זֵית־, plural construct זֵיתֵי־) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. olive (species)
  2. olive tree (tree)
  3. olive (fruit)

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