סב

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Aramaic; related to native Hebrew שָׂב(sav).

Noun[edit]

סָב (savm (plural indefinite סָבִים‎, singular construct סַב־, plural construct סָבֵי־‎, feminine counterpart סָבָה‎)

  1. An elderly man; an aged or old man.
  2. A grandfather: the father of a parent.
  3. An old wise man.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Though historically the primary sense was “old man” or “old wise man” (in which sense it was used also as an adjective), in modern use the primary sense is “grandfather”.
  • This noun is a bit formal today; the more colloquial term for a grandfather is סבא(sába).

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ס־ב־ב

From the root ס־ב־ב(s-b-b).

Verb[edit]

סַב (sáv) (pa'al construction, infinitive לסוב \ לָסֹב‎, present סוֹבֵב‎, future יסוב \ יִסֹּבor יסוב \ יָסֹב‎, imperative סוב \ סֹב‎, passive counterpart נָסַבor נָסֵב‎)

  1. Alternative form of סבב(saváv)

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