נמר

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *namir-, from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *mary-. Cognate with Arabic نَمِر (namir), and Aramaic: ܢܡܪܐ (nimrā) and נִמְרָא (nimrā’).

Noun[edit]

נָמֵר (namérm (plural indefinite form נְמֵרִים, singular construct form נְמֵר־, plural construct form נִמְרֵי־; feminine counterpart נְמֵרָה)

  1. a (male) leopard
    • Isaiah 11:6, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      וְגָר זְאֵב עִם־כֶּבֶשׂ וְנָמֵר עִם־גְּדִי יִרְבָּץ וְעֵגֶל וּכְפִיר וּמְרִיא יַחְדָּו וְנַעַר קָטֹן נֹהֵג בָּֽם׃
      The wolf shall dwell with the and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.
  2. a (male) tiger

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