משל

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
מ־שׁ־ל

Etymology[edit]

Compare Arabic مِثْل (miṯl, like) and مِثَال (miṯāl, example, model, allegory).

Noun[edit]

מָשָׁל (mashálm (plural indefinite מְשָׁלִים)

  1. allegory, fable, morality play
    השיר הוא משל לאהבה.‏‎ ― hashír hu mashál lʾahavá.The song is an allegory for love.
  2. example
    האירוע הוא משל למה שעלול לקרות.‏‎ ― haʾerúaʿ hu mashál l'má sheʿalul likrot.The event is an example for what is liable to happen.

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מָשַׁל (mashál) (pa'al construction)

  1. To rule, to reign, to govern.
    • Genesis 1:16-18
      וַיַּעַשׂ אֱלֹהִים אֶת שְׁנֵי הַמְּאֹרֹת הַגְּדֹלִים אֶת הַמָּאוֹר הַגָּדֹל לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַיּוֹם וְאֶת הַמָּאוֹר הַקָּטֹן לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַלַּיְלָה וְאֵת הַכּוֹכָבִים: וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָם אֱלֹהִים בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמָיִם לְהָאִיר עַל הָאָרֶץ: וְלִמְשֹׁל בַּיּוֹם וּבַלַּיְלָה וּלֲהַבְדִּיל בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחשֶׁךְ וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים כִּי טוֹב:‏
      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. And G-d gave them into the expanse of the skies, to put light upon the land; and to govern the day and the night, and to distinguish between the light and the dark; and G-d saw that this was good.

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew משל (mashál).

Noun[edit]

משל (moshln, plural משלים (mesholem)

  1. fable, allegory, metaphor
  2. example
  3. (computing) demo

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