כפר

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

כְפַר (kp̄ar) (future יִכְפַּר(yiḵpar))

  1. to deny, to renounce
  2. to wipe out, to efface

Noun[edit]

כְּפַר (kp̄arm

  1. absolute state of כַּפְרָא(kap̄rā, village; tomb)

References[edit]

  • kpr”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–

Hebrew[edit]

Root
כ־פ־ר

Etymology[edit]

(village): From Aramaic כַּפְרָא‎ / ܟܰܦܪܳܐ(kap̄rā, village, open town, unfortified town), from Akkadian 𒅗𒀊𒊒 (kapru, farm, village; a settlement outside of a city), considered to be from the non-Akkadian “Mari language”, that is it is formed either in the unknown East Semitic or the unknown Amorite language spoken there. Compare Arabic كَفْر(kafr, village).

Noun[edit]

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כְּפָר (kp̄ārm (plural indefinite כְּפָרִים‎, singular construct כְּפַר־, plural construct כְּפָרֵי־‎)

  1. village
    • Joshua 18:24 – where in a place name כְּפַר, allegedly originally *כָּפָר
    • 1 Chronicles 27:25 – allegedly originally *כָּפָר
    • Nehemiah 6:2 – where corrupt כְּפִירִים is emended to *כָּפָר

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Verb[edit]

כִּפֵּר (kippér) (pi'el construction)

  1. defective spelling of כיפר(kippér, to cover; to pardon)

Noun[edit]

כֹּפֶר (kṓp̄erm

  1. defective spelling of כּוֺפֶר(kṓp̄er, henna)
  2. alternative form of כְּפָר (kp̄ār, village)