חלון

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Hebrew[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ח־ל־ל

Compare Ugaritic 𐎈𐎍𐎐 (ḥln, window). The Ugaritic form makes unlikely the traditional association with חָלַל(to pierce), cognate with Arabic خَلَّ(ḵalla, to bore, to punch).

Noun[edit]

חַלּוֹן (khalónm or f (plural indefinite חַלּוֹנוֹת‎)

  1. a window
  2. (slang) a free period

Usage notes[edit]

  • In modern Hebrew the word is usually masculine.

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ח־ל־ן

Noun[edit]

חִלּוּן (khilúnm

  1. defective spelling of חילון

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