חברה

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See also: חבֿרה

Hebrew[edit]

Root
ח־ב־ר

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ח־ב־ר.

Noun[edit]

חֲבֵרָה ‎(khaveráf ‎(plural indefinite חֲבֵרוֹת, masculine counterpart חָבֵר) [pattern: קְטֵלָה]

  1. A female friend, or more generally a female teammate, classmate, partner, or similar.
  2. (specifically) A girlfriend; a female romantic partner.
  3. A female member (as of an organization or society).
  4. (socialism) A female comrade.

Noun[edit]

חֶבְרָה ‎(khevráf ‎(plural indefinite חֲבָרוֹת, singular construct חֶבְרָת־, plural construct חֶבְרוֹת־) [pattern: קִטְלָה]

  1. Company, society: the state of being with one or more other people.
  2. Company, society: one or more people that one is with.
  3. A society: a collection of individuals with common characteristics or some connection between them.
  4. A society, an association: a group of people who have united for a certain purpose.
  5. A company, a corporation: a business with multiple owners, or owned by a group.
  6. (ecology) a community

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Yiddish חבֿרה ‎(khevre), in turn from Hebrew חֶבְרָה ‎(khevrá).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

חֶבְרֶה ‎(khévrem pl

  1. (colloquial) Friends, a group of friends.