שמים

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Hebrew[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *šamāy- ‎(sky, heaven).

Noun[edit]

שָׁמַיִם ‎(shamáyimm pl ‎(singular construct שְׁמֵי־, Biblical Hebrew pausal form שָׁמָיִם)

  1. (plural only) The sky, skies, heavens, heaven.
  2. (figuratively) God.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Like its English translations, the word is usually found in the definite form הַשָּׁמַיִם ‎(ha-shamáyim).

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