עבודה

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Root
ע־ב־ד

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עֲבוֹדָה (avodáf (plural indefinite עֲבוֹדוֹת‎, singular construct עֲבוֹדַת־‎, plural construct עֲבוֹדוֹת־‎)

  1. worship, service
    • a. 217 C.E., Mishnah, Avot 1:2:
      עַל שְׁלשָׁה דְבָרִים הָעוֹלָם עוֹמֵד: עַל הַתּוֹרָה וְעַל הָעֲבוֹדָה וְעַל גְּמִילוּת חֲסָדִים
      al shloshá d'varím ha-olám oméd: al ha-toráh v-al ha-avodah v-al g'milút ḥasadím
      Upon three things the world stands: upon the Torah, and upon worship, and upon deeds of loving kindness.
  2. work, job, labor
    • Exodus 1:14, with translation of the New International Version:
      וַיְמָרְרוּ אֶת־חַיֵּיהֶם בַּעֲבֹדָה קָשָׁה בְּחֹמֶר וּבִלְבֵנִים וּבְכָל־עֲבֹדָה בַּשָּׂדֶה אֵת כָּל־עֲבֹדָתָם אֲשֶׁר־עָבְדוּ בָהֶם בְּפָרֶךְ׃‎‎
      Vaymar'rú et ḥayyeihém ba-avodáh kasháh b-ḥómer u-vi-l'vaním u-v-khol avodah ba-sadeh et kol avodatam asher avdu va-hem b-farekh.
      They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.
  3. (physics) work

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הָעֲבוֹדָה (ha'avodá)

  1. (Politics) The Israeli Labor Party, a social-democratic and Zionist political party in Israel.

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