ספק

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See also: ס־פ־ק

Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

ספק (transliteration needed)

  1. to be sufficient
  2. to be empty, to be cleaned out

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ס־פ־ק

From the root ס־פ־ק(s-p-q, Forming words pertaining to doubt and skepticism.).

Noun[edit]

סָפֵק (safékm (plural indefinite סְפֵקוֹת‎, singular construct ספק־)

  1. (countable and uncountable) doubt, uncertainty.
    • 2007 June 22, ג'קי חורי (J. Khouri), "שופט: ספק אם החשודים ברצח נתן זאדה יואשמו", Haaretz, headline,[1]
      שופט: ספק אם החשודים ברצח נתן זאדה יואשמו
      Shofét: Safék im hakhashudím barétzakh Natán Záde yuashmú
      Judge: Doubt whether the suspects in the murder of Natan Zade will be found guilty
    • 2018, Ofer Matan, Sicha Mekomit, "אמרתי לעצמי שאנחנו לא מתנחלים. אנחנו משהו אחר":
      אנחנו לא התנחלות, אבא היה אומר, והספק שלי תמיד היה שם.‎‎
      Anakhnu lo hitnakhlut, aba haya omer, vehasafek sheli tamid haya sham.
      We're not a settlement, dad would say, but my doubt was always there.

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ס־פ־ק

From the root ס־פ־ק(s-p-q, Forming words pertaining to sufficing or to flow and capacity.).

Noun[edit]

סַפָּק (sapákm (plural indefinite סַפָּקִים‎, feminine counterpart סַפָּקִית‎)

  1. supplier, provider

Verb[edit]

סִפֵּק (sipék) (pi'el construction)

  1. defective spelling of סיפק

Verb[edit]

סֻפַּק (transliteration needed) (pu'al construction)

  1. defective spelling of סופק

Etymology 3[edit]

Possibly imitative. Compare with spank.

Verb[edit]

סָפַק (transliteration needed) (pa'al construction)

  1. to strike, to clap, to hit
    • a. 1050, Unknown Author.
      ויהי כאשר ספרתי החזון לאבי ספק את כפיו ויאנח ותזלגנה עיני!ן! דמעות.‎‎[1]
      And when I told the vision to my father he clapped his palms and he groaned and his eyes dripped tears.

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