כף

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See also: כ״ף

Aramaic[edit]

Noun[edit]

כַּף (kap̄m

  1. absolute state of כַּפָּא(kappā, palm)
  2. construct state of כַּפָּא(kappā, palm)

Hebrew[edit]

כף
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Etymology[edit]

Root
כ־פ־ף

From Proto-Semitic *kapp-.

Noun[edit]

כַּף (kaff (dual indefinite כפיים \ כַּפַּיִם‎, plural indefinite כַּפּוֹת‎, singular construct כַּף־, dual construct כַּפֵּי־‎, plural construct כַּפּוֹת־‎) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. palm, paw, sole, hand, foot
  2. spoon (scooped utensil for eating (or serving))

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the first sense, the dual כַּפַּיִם is normally used in place of the plural; however, when in the construct state with a following noun in the dual, the regular plural construct כַּפּוֹת is used because two duals would be redundant. Thus, the plurals of the expressions כַּף יַד‎ and כַּף רֶגֶל‎ are, respectively, כַּפּוֹת יָדַיִם and כַּפּוֹת רַגְלַיִם.

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