רגל

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רֶגֶל (régelf (dual indefinite form רגליים \ רַגְלַיִם, plural indefinite form רְגָלִים)

  1. (anatomy) leg (also of a table or chair)
  2. foot (unit of length)
  3. (Biblical Hebrew only) time, instance, occurrence (e.g. Numbers, 22:28)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural form רְגָלִים is used only for the meaning of "instance, occurrence", and survived in Modern Hebrew only in certain idioms. For the meaning "leg", the dual form serves as the plural form too in both Modern and Biblical Hebrew (according to the traditional Tiberian vocalization).
  • Each of the words רגל and פעם, which are synonymous in Biblical Hebrew, has acquired its own distinct meaning in Modern Hebrew. While רגל is used today only in the meaning of "leg", פעם is used only in the meaning of "instance, occurrence".

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