שתה

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Root
שׁ־ת־ה

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שָׁתָה ‎(shatá) ‎(pa'al construction, infinitive לִשְׁתּוֹת, future יִשְׁתֶּה)

  1. to drink
    • c. 850 BCE, Genesis 9:21, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיֵּשְׁתְּ מִן־הַיַּיִן וַיִּשְׁכָּר וַיִּתְגַּל בְּתֹוךְ אָהֳלֹֽה׃
      And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
    • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Berachot 6:8:
      הַשּׁוֹתֶה מַיִם לִצְמָאוֹ אוֹמֵר שֶׁהַכֹּל נִהְיָה בִּדְבָרוֹ.
      One who is drinking water for his thirst says, “by whose word everything came to be.”
    • 922, Saʿadia Gaʾon, איגרת אל תלמידים במצרים בעניין הלוח
      ובל יאכלון וישתון ויעשון מלאכה ביום הכפורים.
      And let them not eat and drink and do work on Yom Kippur.
    • 2014 May 19, “כמעט שהתרגלתי ‎(kim'at shehitragalti, [It's] that I've almost got used to [something])”, in (Please provide the album title), performed by Rotem Cohen:
      כמעט שהתרגלתי לשתות קפה לבד.
      kim'at shehitragalti lishtot kafe l'vad.
      [It's] almost that I've got used to drinking coffee alone.
  2. (slang) to drink alcohol
    אם שותים, לא נוהגים.
    If you drink, do not drive
    (literally) "if drinking–m pl, not driving–m pl.

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