כור

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Akkadian [script needed] ‎(kuru), Aramaic כּוּרָא ‎(kurá), Classical Syriac ܟܘܪܐ ‎(kūrā), Arabic كُور ‎(kūr); related to כִּירָה ‎(kirá).

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Noun[edit]

כּוּר ‎(kurm ‎(plural indefinite כּוּרִים, singular construct כּוּר־, plural construct כּוּרֵי־)

  1. A furnace for melting metals.
    • c. 593–571 BCE, Ezekiel 22:22, with translation of the King James Version:
      כְּהִתּוּךְ כֶּסֶף בְּתוֹךְ כּוּר כֵּן תֻּתְּכוּ בְתוֹכָהּ []
      k'hitúkh késef b'tókh kur ken tutkhú b'tokháh []
      As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; []
    • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Shabbat 8:4:
      כּוּר שֶׁל צוֹרְפֵי זָהָב
      kur shel tzor'féi zaháv
      a furnace of goldsmiths
    • 200 BCE – 175 BCE, Ben Sira 31.43
      כּוּר בּוֹחֵן מַעֲשֵׂה לוֹטֵשׁ
      kur bokhén ma'asé lotésh
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. Used figuratively.
    • 1905, Hayim Nahman Bialik, The Scroll of Fire 8
      צֹרַף לְבַב הָעֶלֶם בְּכוּר מְשֻׁלָּשׁ
      tzoráf l'váv ha'élem b'khúr m'shulásh
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Akkadian [script needed] ‎(kurru), Aramaic כּוֹרָא ‎(korá), Arabic [script needed] ‎(kurra, payment of six donkeys).

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Noun[edit]

כּוֹר ‎(korm ‎(plural indefinite כּוֹרִים, singular construct כּוֹר־, plural construct כּוֹרֵי־)

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