עצר

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

עצר (transliteration needed)

  1. to trample
  2. to squeeze, to press

Hebrew[edit]

Root
ע־צ־ר

Etymology[edit]

From the root ע־צ־ר ('-ts-r).

Verb[edit]

עָצַר (atsár) (pa'al construction, passive counterpart נֶעֱצַר)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To stop, to stop moving, to halt, to stop the motion of. (See usage note below.)
  2. To arrest.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Hebrew has two words corresponding to English stop: עצר and הִפְסִיק (hifsík). The former pertains to motion; more explicitly, it means "(intransitive) To halt, to stop moving" or "(transitive) To halt, to stop the motion of". The latter pertains to other actions or events; more explicitly, it means "(transitive) To cease, to desist, to terminate."

Conjugation[edit]