סרטן

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ס־ר־ט־ן

Compare Arabic سَرَطَان(saraṭān) and Classical Syriac ܣܲܪܛܵܢܵܐ(sarṭānā).

Noun[edit]

סַרְטָן (sartánm (plural indefinite סַרְטָנִים‎, singular construct סַרְטַן־, plural construct סַרְטְנֵי־‎)

  1. Cancer: a disease in which cells proliferate out of control.
  2. A crab: a crustacean of the infraorder Brachyura.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (cancer): The disease is sometimes referred to more fully as מַחֲלַת־הַסַּרְטָן (makhalát-hasartán, the cancer disease).

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

סַרְטָן (sartánm

  1. Cancer

Verb[edit]

Root
ס־ר־ט־ן

סִרְטֵן (sirtén) (pi'el construction)

  1. to cancerate, to cause cancer

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