עפר

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ע־פ־ר

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

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

עֹפֶר ‎('óferm

  1. Defective spelling of עופר

Adjective[edit]

עָפֹר ‎('afórm

  1. Defective spelling of עפור

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