מסתערב

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Hebrew[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either directly borrowed from Arabic مُسْتَعْرِب(mustaʿrib), or from הִסְתַּעֲרֵב(hista'arév), from Arabic اِسْتَعْرَبَ(istaʿraba).

Noun[edit]

מִסְתַּעֲרֵב (mista'arévm (plural indefinite מִסְתַּעַרְבִים‎)

  1. (historical) a Jew who assimilated to Arab culture
  2. (military) an Israeli soldier or intelligence agent disguised as an Arab, trained to blend in culturally and linguistically