כבש

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Arabic كَبْش (kabš).

Noun[edit]

כֶּבֶשׂ (kévesm (plural indefinite form כְּבָשִׂים, singular construct form כֶּבֶשׂ־, plural construct form כִּבְשֵׂי־; feminine counterpart כִּבְשָׂה)

  1. sheep (the animal)
    • Isaiah 11:6, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וְגָר זְאֵב עִם־כֶּבֶשׂ וְנָמֵר עִם־גְּדִי יִרְבָּץ וְעֵגֶל וּכְפִיר וּמְרִיא יַחְדָּו וְנַעַר קָטֹן נֹהֵג בָּם׃
      v'gár z'év 'im-kéves v'namér 'im-g'dí yirbáts v'égel ukh'fír um'rí yakhdáv v'ná'ar katón nohég bám.
      And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

כָּבַשׁ (kavásh) (pa'ál construction)

  1. to conquer, subjugate
  2. to tread down with feet, to level
  3. (literary) to hold back, to overcome one's instincts
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

כָּבַשׁ (kavásh) (pa'ál construction)

  1. to pickle: to preserve food in a salt, sugar or vinegar solution
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

כֶּבֶשׁ (keveshm (plural indefinite form כְּבָשִׁים)

  1. (archaic) ramp (inclined surface)

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