שמיר

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
שׁ־מ־ר

Etymology 1[edit]

Alteration of שֻׁמָּר(šummā́r, fennel)

Noun[edit]

שָׁמִיר (shamírm

  1. dill (herb)

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown, possibly in an unknown fashion extended from Akkadian 𒉌𒌓𒌑 (NA₄U2 /šammu/, emery, corundum, adamant), also present in Egyptian jsmr, smr if that really means “emery”, and in Ancient Greek σμύρῐς (smúris, emery-powder), loaned likely from a Semitic cognate of the Hebrew.

Noun[edit]

שָׁמִיר (shamírm

  1. emery
  2. mythical stone, or possibly worm, that could cut through or disintegrate any substance it came in contact with, adamant
Descendants[edit]
  • Aramaic:
    Jewish Palestinian Aramaic, Jewish Literary Aramaic: שָׁמִירָא(šāmīrā)
    Classical Syriac: ܫܡܝܪܐ(šāmīrā)

References[edit]

  • שמיר” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language

Further reading[edit]


Yiddish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From or cognate to German Schmiere. Cognate with German schmieren, English smear.

Noun[edit]

שמיר (shmirm, plural שמירן(shmirn)

  1. batch of things that go together
  2. aggregate, smear, spread
  3. bribe
  4. schmear, the whole package, the entire deal
Related terms[edit]
  • שמירן(shmirn, to smear, grease; to bribe)
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

שמיר (shmir)

  1. inflection of שמירן(shmirn):
    1. first-person singular present
    2. imperative singular