חמור

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ḥimār- (donkey).

Noun[edit]

חֲמוֹר (kh'amorm (plural indefinite חֲמוֹרִים, feminine counterpart אָתוֹן)

  1. donkey
    • Exodus 4:20, with Young's Literal Translation:
      וַיִּקַּח מֹשֶׁה אֶת־אִשְׁתּוֹ וְאֶת־בָּנָיו וַיַּרְכִּבֵם עַל־הַחֲמֹר
      yayikách moshé et-ishtó v'et-banáv vayarkivém al-hachamór
      and Moses taketh his wife, and his sons, and causeth them to ride on the ass
    • Deuteronomy 22:10, with translation of the King James Version:
      לֹא־תַחֲרֹשׁ בְּשׁוֹר־וּבַחֲמֹר יַחְדָּו
      lo-tacharósh b'shor-uvachamór yachdáv
      Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together
  2. jackass (foolish person)

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

חָמוּר (khamur) (feminine חֲמוּרָה, masculine plural חֲמוּרִים, feminine plural חֲמוּרוֹת)

  1. severe, grave, serious, critical, drastic.