רחל

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *raḫil- (ewe). Cognate with Aramaic רַחְלָא(raḥlā) (absolutive: רְחֵל(rəḥēl)), Arabic رَخِل(raḵil) (also رِخْل(riḵl)).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

רָחֵל (rachélf (plural indefinite רְחֵלִיםor רְחֵלוֹת‎)

  1. ewe

Coordinate terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

רָחֵל (rakhélf

  1. Rachel (Biblical figure)
  2. a female given name, equivalent to English Rachel

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kogan, Leonid (2011), “Proto-Semitic Lexicon”, in Weninger, Stefan, editor, The Semitic Languages. An International Handbook (Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft – Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science; 36), Berlin: De Gruyter, →ISBN, page 205

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew רָחֵל(rakhél). Doublet of רייטשעל(reytshel).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (YIVO, Litvish) IPA(key): /ˈrɔχl̩/
  • (Poylish) IPA(key): /ˈruːχl̩/
  • (Ukrainish) IPA(key): /ˈruχl̩/
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Proper noun[edit]

רחל (rokhlf

  1. Rachel (Biblical character)
  2. a female given name, equivalent to English Rachel