יד

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
י־ד

From Proto-Semitic *yad- (hand).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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Usage notes[edit]

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: yad (borrowed)
  • Dutch: jatten (borrowed)

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