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הקש ששבר את גב הגמל

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

From הַקַּש (hakásh, the straw) + שֶׁ־ (she-, that) + שָּׁבַר (shavár, broke) + אֶת (ét, [direct object marker]) + גַּב־ (gáv-, back of) + הַגָּמָל (hagamál, the camel), hence literally “the straw that broke the camel’s back”; a calque from English.

NounEdit

הַקַּשׁ שֶׁשָּׁבַר אֶת גַּב הַגָּמָל (hakásh sheshavár ét gáv hagamál)

  1. The straw that broke the camel’s back: the small additional burden which causes failure.