חרס

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hittite 𒂁 (ḫarši-, a kind of rough pottery vessel); in the Tanakhic passages it does not mean the material itself, but only a kind of vessel, which apparently derives from Asia Minor with the borrowing. Other Semitic languages have instead of this word a phono-semantic matching, under which are Classical Syriac ܚܶܙܦܳܐ (ḵezəpā), Classical Syriac ܚܶܨܦܳܐ (ḵeṣəpā, piece of pottery), whence Arabic خَزَف (ḵazaf), and Ge'ez ጻሕብ (ṣaḥb), ጻኅብ (ṣaḫb, earthen vessel).

Noun[edit]

חֶרֶס (khéresm [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. pottery, earthenware; clay, ceramics
  2. (biblical) the sun

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