ידיד

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from יָד ‎(yad, hand); literally, perhaps conveying the notion of being hand in hand.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

יָדִיד ‎(yadídm (plural indefinite form יְדִידִים, singular construct form יְדִיד; feminine counterpart יְדִידָה)

  1. A (male) platonic friend.

Usage notes[edit]

  • While the synonym חָבֵר ‎(khavér) is more common in Modern Hebrew, it is ambiguous between a platonic friend and a romantic one; יָדִיד may therefore be used to avoid this ambiguity, though the question חבר חבר או רק חבר? (khaver khaver o rak khaver? boyfriend-friend or just friend?) is also used.

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