נמל

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Hebrew[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

At the time of the Babylonian Talmud, borrowed from Ancient Greek λιμήν (limḗn) with metathesis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

נָמֵל (namélm (plural indefinite נְמֵלִים, singular construct נְמַל־, plural construct נִמְלֵי־)

  1. Port, seaport.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often spelled and pronounced as נָמָל (namál), possibly by influence of the construct form.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • נמל” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language.

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