תכלת

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ת־כ־ל(t-k-l)

Cognate with Aramaic תְּכִלְתָּא(təḵiltā), Akkadian 𒋠𒍝𒆳𒆳𒊏 (takiltu).

Noun[edit]

תְּכֵלֶת (t'chéletf

  1. biblical blue
  2. (archaic) wool dyed biblical blue
  3. in Modern Hebrew, the feminine form of תכול (tekhol), "azure"

References[edit]

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

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