נצר

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Classical Syriac ܢܵܨܲܪܬܿܵܐ (nāṣartā).

Noun[edit]

נֵצֶר (nétserm (plural indefinite נְצָרִים, singular construct נֵצֶר־, plural construct נִצְרֵי־) [pattern: קֵטֶל]

  1. stem, shoot
  2. (literary, collectively) scion(s)

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

נֵצֶר (nétserm (plural indefinite נְצָרִים, singular construct נֵצֶר־, plural construct נִצְרֵי־) [pattern: קֵטֶל]

  1. cricket (insect)
    • Tosefta, Chullin 3:9
      ר׳ יוסי אומר ושמו חגב ולא כנצרין שיש בהן סימנין הללו
      r' yoséi omér ush'mó khagáv v'ló kin'tsarín sheyésh bahén simanáv halálu
      R. Yosei says, And it is called a grasshopper if it is not like crickets that have these signs.

Etymology 3[edit]

Compare Aramaic נְטַר (nəṭar, to watch, guard), Classical Syriac ܢܛܲܪ (nəṭar, to watch), Arabic نَظَرَ (naẓara, literally to watch), Akkadian [Term?] (/naṣāru[m]/, to watch over, protect).

Verb[edit]

נָצַר (natsár) (pa'al construction)

  1. literary to guard, save
  2. weaponry to lock
  3. to keep, maintain
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

נִצֵּר (nitsér) (pi'el construction)

  1. Defective spelling of ניצר