שווא

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See also: שווה and שב

Hebrew[edit]

ניקוד

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Aramaic ܫܘܳܝܳܐ (š'waya, literally even, equal).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

שווא \ שְׁוָא (sh'vam

  1. The Hebrew diacritical mark shva (◌ְ).
Descendants[edit]
References[edit]
  • שוא” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

שווא \ שָׁוְא (shavm

  1. falsehood, futility
  2. (literary) emptiness, vanity, uselessness, pointlessness
    • Exodus 20:7, with translation of the King James Version:
      לֹא תִשָּׂא אֶת שֵׁם ה׳ אֱלֹהֶיךָ לַשָּׁוְא כִּי לֹא יְנַקֶּה ה׳ אֵת אֲשֶׁר יִשָּׂא אֶת שְׁמוֹ לַשָּׁוְא׃‏
      Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
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