סב

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

סָב ‎(savm (plural indefinite form סָבִים, singular construct form סַב־, plural construct form 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).

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 \ יָסֹב \ יִסֹּב, imperative סוב \ סֹב, passive counterpart נָסַב \ נָסֵב)

  1. Alternative form of סבב ‎(saváv)

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