חס

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חס (transliteration needed)

  1. God forbid

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Root
ח־ו־ס

Verb[edit]

חָס (khas) (pa'al construction)

  1. (literary) to pity, to have mercy
    • 1919, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Aftermath 1
      כאפרוח יתום תעיתי בדד מסביב לקִנִּי, אבי ואמי עזבוני ועין לא חסה עלי.‎‎
      As a chicken orphan I wandered alone around my nest, my father and mother left me and no eye had mercy on me.
    • a. 500 BCE, Deuteronomy 19:21, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וְלֹ֥א תָחֹ֖וס עֵינֶ֑ךָ נֶ֣פֶשׁ בְּנֶ֗פֶשׁ עַ֤יִן בְּעַ֙יִן֙ שֵׁ֣ן בְּשֵׁ֔ן יָ֥ד בְּיָ֖ד רֶ֥גֶל בְּרָֽגֶל׃‎‎
      And thine eye shall not pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
  2. (literary) to save, to spare, to go easy on

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