מלאכה

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: מלאָכה

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ל־א־ך

Related to מַלְאָךְ(mal'ákh).

Noun[edit]

מְלָאכָה (m'lakháf (plural indefinite מְלָאכוֹת‎, singular construct מְלֶאכֶת־‎, plural construct מְלָאכוֹת־‎)

  1. work, labor.
    • Leviticus 23:31, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      כָּל־מְלָאכָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ חֻקַּת עוֹלָם לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם בְּכֹל מֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם׃‎‎
      Kol m'lakhá lo ta'asú; ḥukát olám l-dorotekhém b-khol moshvoteikhém
      Ye shall do no manner of work; it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
  2. handicrafts.
  3. (Jewish law) Any activity forbidden on Shabbat and other holy days.

Declension[edit]

Hyponyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Yiddish[edit]

Noun[edit]

מלאכה (melokhe)

  1. (nonstandard) Unpointed form of מלאָכה(melokhe).