ממשלה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
מ־שׁ־ל

From מָשַׁל(mashál, to rule, to reign, to govern). Compare with Arabic مُمَثِّل(mumaṯṯil, representative).

Noun[edit]

מֶמְשָׁלָה (memshaláf (plural indefinite מֶמְשָׁלוֹת‎, singular construct מֶמְשֶׁלֶת־‎)

  1. A government.
  2. governance; rule; reign.
    • Genesis 1:16
      וַיַּעַשׂ אֱלֹהִים אֶת שְׁנֵי הַמְּאֹרֹת הַגְּדֹלִים אֶת הַמָּאוֹר הַגָּדֹל לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַיּוֹם וְאֶת הַמָּאוֹר הַקָּטֹן לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַלַּיְלָה וְאֵת הַכּוֹכָבִים:‎‎
      And G-d made the two great luminaries: the large[r] luminary for the governance of the day and the small[er] luminary for the governance of the night, and the stars.

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew מֶמְשָׁלָה(memshalá).

Noun[edit]

ממשלה (memsholef, plural ממשלות(memsholes)

  1. A government.

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