שוטר

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Hebrew[edit]

שׁוֹטֵר

Etymology[edit]

From the root ש־ט־ר‎ . Believed to have originally meant "scribe", and translated thus in the Septuagint, it is likely ultimately derived from Akkadian 𒊬 (SAR /šaṭāru/, to write, to inscribe, to jot down).

Noun[edit]

שׁוֹטֵר (shotérm (plural indefinite שׁוֹטְרִים‎, singular construct שׁוֹטֵר־, plural construct שׁוֹטְרֵי־‎, feminine counterpart שׁוֹטֶרֶת‎)

  1. A policeman, a (male) police officer: a member of the police.
    • 2015 September 17, Avi Kohen, “פתק על הניידת: "שוטר טוב זה שוטר מת"”, in Israel HaYom:
      "אם משטרה מתנכלת ותומכת ברצח אזרחים, קריאה לשחיטת שוטרים אינה נחשבת הסתה. שוטר טוב זה שוטר מת..."‎‎
      "im mishtará mitnakélet vetoméchet berétsach ezrachím, kri'á leshchitát shotrím eyná nechshévet hasatá. shotér tov ze shotér met..."
      "If the police harass and support murder of civillians, call for the slaughter of police officers is not considered incitement. A good cop is a dead cop..."
  2. (Biblical Hebrew) A kind of officer or overseer among the Ancient Israelites.
    1. (Mishnaic Hebrew, Talmudic Hebrew) An officer charged with carrying out the judges' decisions and maintaining public order.

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