צל

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
צ־ל־ל

From Proto-Semitic *θ̣ill-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. A shadow.
    • Psalms 144:4, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      אָדָם לַהֶבֶל דָּמָה יָמָיו כְּצֵל עוֹבֵר׃‎‎
      adám la-hével damá yamáv k-tsel 'ovér
      Man is like unto a breath; His days are as a shadow that passeth away.
  2. Shade, a shaded area.
    בצל‎‎ ― batsélin the shade
    • Psalms 91:1, with Young's Literal Translation:
      יֹשֵׁב בְּסֵתֶר עֶלְיוֹן בְּצֵל שַׁדַּי יִתְלוֹנָן׃‎‎
      yoshév b-séter 'elyón b-tsel shadái yitlonan
      He who is dwelling In the secret place of the Most High, in the shade of the Mighty lodgeth habitually.

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