נשק

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Aramaic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic. Cognate with Ugaritic 𐎐𐎌𐎖 (nšq, to kiss), Akkadian [script needed] (našāqu, to kiss).

Verb[edit]

נשק (transliteration needed)

  1. to kiss

Hebrew[edit]

Root
נ־שׁ־ק

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root נ־ש־ק (n-sh-q), which forms words relating to weaponry.

Noun[edit]

נֶשֶׁק (nésheqm [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. arms, weaponry

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Etymology 2[edit]

From the root נ־ש־ק (n-sh-q), which forms words relating to kissing. Identical to the root above, through the idea of fastening up. Compare with חָזַק (chazáq, to become stronger) and חָשַׁק (khasháq, to desire).

Verb[edit]

נָשַׁק (nasháq) (pa'al construction, infinitive לנשוק \ לִנְשֹׁק, future יישק \ יִשַּׁק)

  1. (literary, transitive and intransitive) to kiss
  2. (literary) to kiss (to touch lightly)
    הַמִּגְדָּל נוֹשֵׁק לַשָּׁמַיִם.‎ ― hamigdál noshék lashamáyim.The tower kisses the sky.
    • 1973, “תנו לנו יד ונלך (t'nú lánu yád v'nelékh, Give us a hand we'll go)”, performed by צביקה זליקוביץ (Tzvika Zelikovich):
      תְּנוּ לָנוּ יָד וְנֵלֵךְ, / לָעִיר הַקְּטַנָּה הַנּוֹשֶׁקֶת לַיָּם.
      t'nú lánu yád v'nelékh, / la'ír hak'taná hanoshéket layám.
      Give us a hand we'll go, / To the small city that kisses the sea.

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