סביבה

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See also: סבֿיבֿה

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ס־ב־ב

In form, the action noun of סבב (saváv), from the root ס־ב־ב (s-b-b).

Noun[edit]

סְבִיבָה (s'viváf (plural indefinite סְבִיבוֹת, singular construct סְבִיבַת־, plural construct סְבִיבוֹת־)

  1. Surroundings, environs, area, vicinity: that which, or those who, are close to someone or something.
    הסביבה הקרובהhas'vivá hak'rováthe close vicinity
    הוא גר פה בסביבה.hu gar po bas'vivá. — He lives here in the area.
  2. (mathematics) A neighborhood (of a point in a topological space): a superset of an open set containing a given point.
  3. (thermodynamics) Surroundings, environment, reservoir: the universe outside of a system under consideration.
  4. The environment, the natural environment: nature.
    הסביבה הטבעיתhas'vivá hativ'ítthe natural environment
    מדעי הסביבהmad'éi-has'viváenvironmental sciences

Etymology 2[edit]

Preposition[edit]

סְבִיבָהּ (s'viváh)

  1. Form of סביב (s'vív) including third-person feminine singular personal pronoun as object.

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Yiddish[edit]

Noun[edit]

סביבה (svive)

  1. (nonstandard) Unpointed form of סבֿיבֿה (svive).