חמאה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ח־מ־א(ḥ-m-ʾ)

Ultimately from Akkadian 𒉌𒉣𒈾 (ḫimētu). Compare Classical Syriac ܚܹܐܘܬܵܐ(ḥeˀwṯā). (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

חֶמְאָה (khem'áf (plural indefinite חֶמְאוֹת‎, singular construct חֶמְאַת־‎, plural construct חֶמְאוֹת־‎) [pattern: קִטְלָה]

  1. butter

Usage notes[edit]

The plural remains almost unused.

References[edit]

  • חמאה” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language

Further reading[edit]