צפרדע

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
צ־פ־ר־ד־ע

Etymology[edit]

Related to Aramaic עֻרְדְּעָנָא ‎(ʿurdəʿānā), Classical Syriac ܐܘܪܕܥܐ ‎(ʾurdəʿā), Arabic ضِفْدَع ‎(ḍifdaʿ).

Noun[edit]

צְפַרְדֵּעַ ‎(tz'fardéaf ‎(plural indefinite צְפַרְדְּעִים, singular construct צְפַרְדֵּעַ־, plural construct צְפַרְדְּעֵי־)

  1. frog

Usage notes[edit]

  • In addition to the plural forms צְפַרְדְּעִים ‎(tz'fard'ím) and צְפַרְדְּעֵי־ ‎(tz'fard'éi-) given above, the forms צְפַרְדֵּעִים ‎(tz'farde'ím) and צְפַרְדֵּעֵי־ ‎(tz'farde'éi-) (preserving the tzeirei of the singular forms, rather than reducing it to a schwa) exist as well.

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