Israel

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See also: Ísrael, Israël, and İsrael

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ĭzʹrāəl, ĭzʹrēəl; IPA(key): /ˈɪzreɪəl/, /ˈɪzriəl/.
    (In singing also) enPR: ĭzʹrīĕl; IPA(key): /ˈɪzraɪɛl/
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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew יִשְׂרָאֵל (yisra'él, Israel), which, in Biblical Hebrew, means "he who wrestles with God" (a Biblical name for Jacob after he wrestles with an adversary). The earliest attestation of the name (in any language) is in line 27 of the Ancient Egyptian Merneptah Stele from about 1200 BCE.

Proper noun[edit]

Israel

  1. The State of Israel, a modern country in the Middle East, at the eastern shore of the Mediterranean.
  2. The Land of Israel, a region that is roughly coextensive with the State of Israel.
  3. (historical) A nation that occupied roughly the same area in ancient times.
  4. (historical) An ancient kingdom that occupied the northern part of this area, as distinct from Judah.
  5. The Jews, taken collectively.
  6. (biblical) A name given to Jacob (Genesis 32:28).
  7. A male given name.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (State of Israel): the Jewish State, the State of Israel
  • (Land of Israel): Canaan, the Holy Land, the Land of Israel, the Levant, Palestine
  • (ancient kingdom): Ephraim
  • (the Jews): the Children of Israel

Usage notes[edit]

  • (Land of Israel): The use of the name Israel to refer to the region is sometimes seen as politically or emotionally charged; indeed, this is true of all terms for this region.

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Asturian[edit]

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Israel ?

  1. Israel (the state)

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Catalan[edit]

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Israel m

  1. Israel
  2. A male given name

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Finnish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Israel

  1. Israel

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Israel (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Israel
genitive Israelin
partitive Israelia
illative Israeliin
singular plural
nominative Israel
accusative nom.? Israel
gen. Israelin
genitive Israelin
partitive Israelia
inessive Israelissa
elative Israelista
illative Israeliin
adessive Israelilla
ablative Israelilta
allative Israelilleˣ
essive Israelina
translative Israeliksi
instructive
abessive Israelitta
comitative

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Israel n (genitive Israels)

  1. Israel

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Norwegian[edit]

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Israel n

  1. Israel

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Portuguese[edit]

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Israel m

  1. Israel (historical region in the southern part of the Levant)
  2. Israel (a modern country in the Middle East)
  3. A male given name

Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Hebrew ישראל

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Israel n

  1. Israel

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Spanish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Israel m

  1. Israel
  2. Jacob

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Swedish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Israel n

  1. Israel