חפץ

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See also: חפֿץ

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ח־פ־ץ(ḥ-p-ṣ)

Compare with Arabic حَفِظَ(ḥafiẓa, to keep, to heed, to pay attention).

Noun[edit]

חֵפֶץ (ḥéfetsm (plural indefinite חפצים‎) [pattern: קֵטֶל]

  1. object (thing)
    שים לב לחפץ עזוב או חשוד
    Pay attention to abandoned or suspicious objects (message often found in public transportation and spaces in Israel)
  2. desire

Verb[edit]

חָפַץ (ḥafáts) (pa'al construction)

  1. desire
  2. (Ashkenazic Hebrew) want
    Synonym: רָצָה(ratsá)

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