Last modified on 5 January 2015, at 14:06




From Aramaic דּוּגְמָא (dūḡmāʾ), from Ancient Greek δείγμα (deígma), from the verb δείχνω (deíchno, to point).

Alternative formsEdit


דּוּגְמָה \ דֻּגְמָה (dugmáf (plural indefinite form דוגמות \ דֻּגְמוֹת, singular construct form דוגמת \ דֻּגְמַת)

  1. a example, a sample, a specimen
  2. a pattern

Usage notesEdit

  • As with other feminine loanwords from Aramaic, the Academy of the Hebrew Language recommends [1] that דוגמה be written with a ה at the end (as shown here), rather than with א (as in Aramaic). Nonetheless, the spelling with א is still common in Hebrew — perhaps more common than the recommended spelling.

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