סדנה

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Hebrew[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Aramaic סדנא (foundation), related to סַדָּן (sadán, anvil).

Noun[edit]

סַדְנָה (sadnáf (plural indefinite סַדְנוֹת or סַדְנָאוֹת, singular construct סַדְנַת־)

  1. A shop, a workshop: a small room for manufacturing or light industrial work.
  2. A workshop: a brief intensive course of interactive practical education.
  3. A workshop: an academic conference.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As with other feminine loanwords from Aramaic, the Academy of the Hebrew Language recommends [1] that סדנה be written with a ה (h, hei) at the end, rather than with an א (ʾ, alef) (as in Aramaic). Nonetheless, the Aramaic spellings are still common today sometimes more common than the recommended spellings. In many cases the different plurals are used interchangeably.