כפיר

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See also: כ־ פיר

Hebrew[edit]

Noun[edit]

כְּפִיר (k'firm (plural indefinite כְּפִירִים, plural construct כְּפִירֵי־)

  1. (flowery) a young lion
    • 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.
    • Psalms 104:21, with translation of the King James Version:
      הַכְּפִירִים שֹׁאֲגִים לַטָּרֶף וּלְבַקֵּשׁ מֵאֵל אָכְלָם׃‎
      The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
  2. (by extension) Used as a name of praise for heroes.

Proper noun[edit]

כְּפִיר (k'firm

  1. A male given name, transliterated as Kfir.