بيت لحم

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Biblical Hebrew בֵּית לֶחֶם (bēṯ léḥem), likely via Aramaic [Term?], and matched to the native cognates بَيْت (bayt) +‎ لَحْم (laḥm), which makes it sound like a "house of meat". Believed to be related to the God's name Lahamu or Lahmu.

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Proper noun[edit]

بَيْتَ لَحْم (bayta laḥmf

  1. Bethlehem

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