פנס

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval Hebrew, borrowed from Ancient Greek φανός (phanós).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

פָּנָס (panásm (plural indefinite פָּנָסִים‎, singular construct פָּנַס־, plural construct פָּנָסֵי־‎)

  1. a lantern (case of transparent material made to protect a flame or light)
    • a. 500 CE, Babylonian Talmud, Berachot 53b:
      היתה לו נר טמונה בחיקו או בפנס או שראה שלהבת ולא נשתמש לאורה
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. a lamp
  3. a flashlight
  4. (by extension) a black eye

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References[edit]

  • פנס” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language