צבע

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Aramaic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

צְבַע (ṣəbaʿ)

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

References[edit]

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

Hebrew[edit]

Root
צ־ב־ע

Etymology[edit]

Compare Arabic صَبَغَ(ṣabaḡa, to dye), Aramaic צְבַע(ṣəbaʿ, to dip, to dye), Akkadian 𒍝𒁍𒌑 (/ṣabû/, to soak, to bathe), Ge'ez ጸብኀ (ṣäbḫä, to dip).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

צֶבַע (tsévam (plural indefinite צְבָעִים‎) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

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

Noun[edit]

צַבָּע (tsabám (plural indefinite צַבָּעִים‎, feminine counterpart צַבָּעִית‎)

  1. a (male) painter.

Verb[edit]

צָבַע (tsavá) (pa'al construction)

  1. to paint; to color, to dye

Conjugation[edit]