חמסה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic خَمْسَة(ḵamsa, five), for the five fingers on the hand.

Noun[edit]

חַמְסָה (khámsaf (plural indefinite חַמְסוֹת‎, singular construct חַמְסָת־‎)

  1. the Hand of Fatima, the hamsa amulet
    • בְּפֶתַח דִּירָתָם הַחֲדָשָׁה הֵם תָּלוּ חַמְסָה מְעֻטֶּרֶת
      b-fétaḥ diratam ha-ḥadasha hem tálu ḥamsa m'uṭeret
      On the entrance of their new apartment they hung a decorated hamsa
      .