צל

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
צ־ל־ל

From Proto-Semitic [Term?]. Cognate with Arabic ظِلّ (ẓill), Akkadian 𒄑𒈪 (ṣillu, GISSU, shadow), Aramaic טוּלָּא/טִלָּא (ṭullā/ṭillā), טִלָּלָא (ṭillālā), Classical Syriac ܛܸܠܵܠܵܐ (ṭellālā), Ugaritic 𐎑𐎍𐎍 (ẓll), Tigrinya ጽላሎት (ṣəlalot).

Noun[edit]

צֵל (tsélm (plural indefinite צְלָלִים, singular construct צֵל־, plural construct צִלֵּי־) [pattern: קֵטֶל]

  1. A shadow.
  2. Shade, a shaded area.
    בצל‎ ― batsélin the shade
  3. (צֵל־, tsél-) Singular construct form of צֵל‎.