צבע

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Aramaic[edit]

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Verb[edit]

צְבַע (ṣəbaʿ)

  1. to dip
  2. to moisten
  3. to dye, to color/colour

References[edit]

  • ṣbˁ”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–

Hebrew[edit]

Root
צ־ב־ע(ṣ-b-ʿ)

Etymology[edit]

Compare Arabicصَبَغَ(ṣabaḡa, to dye), Aramaicצְבַע(ṣəbaʿ, to dip, to dye), Akkadian 𒍝𒁍𒌑 (/⁠ṣabû⁠/, to soak, to bathe), Ge'ez ጸብኀ (ṣäbḫä, to dip).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

צֶבַע (tsévaʿm (plural indefiniteצְבָעִים⁩) [pattern: ⁧קֶטֶל⁩]

  1. color, colour
  2. paint
  3. dye, colourant

Noun[edit]

צַבָּע (tsabáʿm (plural indefiniteצַבָּעִים⁩, feminine counterpartצַבָּעִית⁩) [pattern: ⁧קַטָּל⁩]

  1. a (male) painter.

Verb[edit]

צָבַע (tsaváʿ) third-singular masculine past (pa'al construction)

  1. (he) painted; (he) colored, (he) dyed

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