From עברי (ivrí, “Hebrew”) which is connected to עבר (avár, “cross over”). Abraham was called an Ivri because he was from among those who crossed over into Canaan (it was a word for immigrant) The language of this particular "Ivri" was עברית' ie: "Ivrit".
עִבְרִית • (ivrít) f (no plural forms)
- Hebrew (language)
עִבְרִיֹּת • (ivriyót)
- Defective spelling of .