עפר

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to אֵפֶר ‎('éfer, ʾḗp̄er, ash). Compare Aramaic עַפְרָא ‎(ʿap̄rā, dust) (absolutive: עֲפָר ‎(ʿăp̄ār)), Arabic غَبَرَة ‎(ḡabara)/غُبَار ‎(ḡubār, dust) and (perhaps borrowed from Aramaic) عَفَر ‎(ʿafar, dust).

Noun[edit]

עָפָר ‎('afár, ʿāp̄ārm

  1. earth, dirt
  2. (literary) dust
  3. (biblical) ashes

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