לבנה

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See also: לבֿנה

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ל־ב־ן

Adjective[edit]

לְבָנָה ‎(l'vaná) f sg indef. (f pl לְבָנוֹת)

  1. feminine singular of לָבָן ‎(white)

Noun[edit]

לְבָנָה ‎(l'vanáf

  1. (literary) the moon
    • לַיְלָה לַיְלָה מִסְתַּכֶּלֶת הַלְּבָנָה / בַּפְּרָחִים אֲשֶׁר הֵנֵצּוּ בַּגִּנָּה. / בְּצִיצֵי הַיָּקִנְתּוֹן / בְּגַנֵּנוּ הַקָּטֹן / לַיְלָה לַיְלָה מִסְתַּכֶּלֶת הַלְּבָנָה.
      láyla láyla mistakélet hal'vaná / bap'rakhím 'ashér henétsu baginá. / b'tsitséi hayakintón / b'ganénu hakatón / láyla láyla mistakélet hal'vaná.
      Night after night the moon looks down / Upon the flowers that are blossoming in the garden. / Upon the buds of the hyacinth / In our tiny garden / Night after night the moon looks down.

Proper noun[edit]

לְבָנָה ‎(l'vánaf

  1. A female given name, Levana, equivalent to English Luna.

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ל־ב־ן

Noun[edit]

לְבֵנָה ‎(l'vénaf ‎(plural indefinite לְבֵנִים) [pattern: קְטֵלָה]

  1. brick

Etymology 3[edit]

Root
ל־ב־ן

Noun[edit]

לִבְנֶה ‎(livném

  1. styrax
  2. (colloquial) birch

Etymology 4[edit]

From Arabic لبنَة. English labneh is from the same Arabic source.

Noun[edit]

לַבָּנֶה ‎(lábanef

  1. strained yogurt; labneh
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