טעם

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

טעם (ta'am)

  1. to taste

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ט־ע־ם . Cognate with Arabic طَعْم (ṭaʿm, taste) and طَعَمَ (ṭaʿama, to taste).

Noun[edit]

טַעַם (tá'amm (plural indefinite form טְעָמִים, plural construct form טַעֲמֵי־)

  1. taste (sense)
  2. taste, flavour (objective quality of a substance as perceived by the sense of taste)
  3. logic, foundation, a reason, a point
    אין טעם לצעוק כי הוא לא ישמע. ― The is no logic to yelling because he will not hear.
    • 1997, “סוף העולם בלוז‎” (song), Meir Ariel, in Bernard Velouise (Bernard and Louise) (album): 
      אין טעם לכסות שאין הרבה מה לעשות ― The is no reason to cover up that there is not much to do
  4. (linguistics) a stress, an accent
  5. a cantillation mark

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Verb[edit]

טָעַם (ta'ám) (pa'ál construction)

  1. to taste

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew טַעַם (tá'am, taste).

Noun[edit]

טעם (tamm, plural טעמען (tamen) or טעמים (tamem)

  1. flavor; taste
  2. reason

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