גור

HebrewEdit

NounEdit

גּוּר (gúrm (plural indefinite form גּוּרִים, singular construct form גּוּר־, plural construct form גּוּרֵי־)

  1. A cub, pup, kit, calf, puppy, kitten, or similar: a juvenile of any non-human mammal species.
    גור חתולים (or גור חתול) — gúr-khatulím (gúr-khatúl) — a kitten [literally a cats' (cat's) cub]
  2. (גּוּר־, gúr-) Singular construct form of גּוּר‎.

Usage notesEdit

  • In addition to the general term גּוּר used for any non-human mammal, there also exist a few specialized terms for large domesticated mammals. In particular, the term גדי (g'dí) is used in Modern Hebrew for a juvenile goat (a kid) and in Biblical Hebrew for the juvenile of any large domesticated mammal (such as a kid, a lamb, or a calf), and the term עגל or עגלה is used for a (respectively) male or female juvenile member of a cattle species (a calf).
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