יד

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Root
י־ד

From Proto-Semitic *yad- (hand).

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יָד (yádf (dual indefinite ידיים \ יָדַיִם‎, plural indefinite יָדוֹת‎, singular construct יַד־, dual construct יְדֵי־‎, plural construct יְדוֹת־‎)

  1. arm
  2. hand
  3. forelimb (anterior limb)
  4. (card games) hand
  5. (soccer) hand foul
  6. power, strength, authority
    יָצָא יְדֵי חוֹבָתוֹ‎ ― yatsá y'dey khovatófulfilled his obligation
  7. handle
  8. monument (memorial structure), shrine

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural form יָדוֹת(yadót) is primarily for handles; the dual is used for body parts.

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