טיגריס

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Aramaic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek τίγρις (tígris), named after the Tigris river, from an Indo-Iranian language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

טיגריס (ṭīgrīsm (plural טיגריס)

  1. tiger
    • a. 500 C.E., Babylonian Talmud, Chullin 59b:
      .אמר רב יהודה: קרש טביא דבי עילאי, טגרס אריא דבי עילאי
      Rabbi Judah said: A qeresh is the gazelle of the house of Ilay, A tiger is the lion of the house of Ilay.

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek τίγρις (tígris), named after the Tigris river, from an Indo-Iranian language. First attested in the Babylonian Talmud before 500 C.E..

Noun[edit]

טִיגְרִיס (tígrism

  1. a tiger


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