סיכה

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
ס־כ־ך(s-k-k)

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Akkadian 𒄑𒆕 (sikkatum). Cognate with Arabic سَكّ(sakk) and سِكَّة(sikka). Compare also Biblical Hebrew שֵׂךְ(śēḵ, thorn, splinter).

Noun[edit]

סיכה / סִכָּה (sikáf (plural indefinite סיכות \ סִכּוֹת‎, singular construct סיכת / סִכַּת־‎) [pattern: קִטְלָה]

  1. A pin, such as a straight pin or safety pin.
  2. A paper clip.
  3. A staple: a wire fastener used to bind sheets of paper.
  4. A pin, button, brooch, tag: an article worn on the clothes and attached with a pin in its back.
  5. A hairpin or clip.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • סיכה” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language

Further reading[edit]