חבר

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See also: חבֿרand ח־ב־ר

Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

חבר (transliteration needed)

  1. to associate with, to gather together

Hebrew[edit]

Root
ח־ב־ר

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

חָבֵר (khavérm (plural indefinite חֲבֵרִים‎, singular construct חֲבֵר־, plural construct חַבְרֵי־‎, feminine counterpart חֲבֵרָה‎)

  1. A (male) friend.
    אפיתי לחם תירס וטיגנתי לביבות לחברים שלי הערב.‎‎
    afíti lékhem tíras v'tigánti l'vivót lakhaverím shelí ha'érev.
    I baked some cornbread and fried some latkes for my friends this evening.
  2. A (male) fellow, associate, companion, comrade.
    • a. 217 C.E., Mishnah, Avot 6:3:
      הַלּוֹמֵד מֵחֲבֵרוֹ פֶּרֶק אֶחָד אוֹ הֲלָכָה אַחַת אוֹ פָסוּק אֶחָד אוֹ דִבּוּר אֶחָד אוֹ אֲפִלּוּ אוֹת אַחַת, צָרִיךְ לִנְהוֹג בּוֹ כָבוֹד
      Hallomeḏ meḥǎvero pɛrɛq ʾɛḥɔḏ ʾo hǎlɔḵɔ ʾaḥaṯ ʾo pɔsuq ʾɛḥɔḏ ʾo dibur ʾɛḥɔḏ ʾo ʾǎfillu ʾoṯ ʾaḥaṯ, ṣɔriḵ linhoġ bo ḵɔvoḏ.
      Whoever learns from his fellow one chapter or one halakha or one verse or one word, or even one letter, should treat him with respect.
  3. A boyfriend.
    הֶחָבֵר שֶׁלִּי וַאֲנִי הָלַכְנוּ לְסֶרֶט אֶתְמוֹל.‎‎
    Hekhavér shelí va'aní halákhnu l'séret etmól.
    My boyfriend and I went for a movie yesterday.
  4. A (male) member
  5. (communism) a (male) comrade

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: chaver
  • Ladino: haver
  • Yiddish: חבֿר(khaver)
    Dutch: gabber

Noun[edit]

חֶבֶר (khéverm [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. group, team, ensemble, staff
  2. commonwealth, league (a group or association of cooperating members)
    חֶבֶר הַעַמִּים‎ ― khéver ha'amím(the) League of Nations
  3. company, gang, group

Verb[edit]

חָבַר (khavár) (pa'al construction)

  1. to join (person), to join in, to team up with, to join forces with
  2. to be friends with, to associate with
  3. (talmudic) to band up against

Verb[edit]

חִבֵּר (khibér) (pi'el construction)

  1. defective spelling of חיבר

Verb[edit]

חֻבַּר (khubár) (pu'al construction)

  1. defective spelling of חובר

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