צו

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
צ־ו־ה

Noun[edit]

צַו (tsávm (plural indefinite צווים \ צַוִּים) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. decree, court order, injunction
  2. order, directive, command
    • Hosea 5:11, with translation of the King James Version:
      עָשׁוּק אֶפְרַיִם רְצוּץ מִשְׁפָּט כִּי הוֹאִיל הָלַךְ אַחֲרֵי־צָו׃‏
      'ashúk 'efráyim r'tsúts mishpát kí ho'íl halákh 'akharei-tsáv.
      ʿāšūq ʾep̄ráyim rəṣūṣ mišpāṭ kī hōʾīl hālaḵ ʾaḥărē-ṣāw.
      Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.
  3. warrant

Verb[edit]

צַו (tsáv)

  1. (biblical) Masculine singular imperative of ציווה \ צִוָּה (tsivá)

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German zuo, from Proto-Germanic *tō.

Particle[edit]

צו (tsu)

  1. to (infinitive marker)

Preposition[edit]

צו (tsu) (contracted dem-form צום (tsum))

  1. to (indirect object marker)
  2. to (direct object marker for certain verbs)
  3. to (denotes direction toward)

Adverb[edit]

צו (tsu)

  1. too