צר

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
צ־ר־ר

From the root צ־ר־ר

Adjective[edit]

צַר (tsar) (feminine צָרָה‎, masculine plural צָרִים‎, feminine plural צָרוֹת‎) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. narrow (not wide)
  2. narrow (restrictive)

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Noun[edit]

צַר (tsarm (plural indefinite צָרִים‎, plural construct צָרֵי־‎, feminine counterpart צָרָה‎) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. An active enemy (as opposed to one who merely harbors hate).
    • Ezra 4:1, with translation of the New International Version:
      וַֽיִּשְׁמְעוּ צָרֵי יְהוּדָה וּבִנְיָמִן []
      When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard []

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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

צָר (tsar) (pa'al construction)

  1. to shape

References[edit]

  • צר” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language