שבץ

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

In sense “anguish, death pangs”, occurs once in the Bible. In sense “stroke”, is shortened from שבץ מוחי (shaváts mokhí, a brain shaváts).

NounEdit

שָׁבָץ (shavátsm (singular construct form שְׁבַץ־)

  1. (biblical) Anguish, death pangs.
    • II Samuel 1:9:
      וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי עֲמָד־נָא עָלַי וּמֹתְתֵנִי כִּי אֲחָזַנִי הַשָּׁבָץ כִּי־כָל־עוֹד נַפְשִׁי בִּי׃
      vayómer elái amód-na alái umotkhéni ki akhazáni hashaváts kí-kól-ód nafshí bí.
      He [Saul] said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life [is] yet whole in me.[1]
  2. A stroke: a sudden loss of function after blood flow to the brain is interrupted.
    • 2012 August 30, Dr. Itay Gal (ד״ר איתי גל), ‎ “חדשה מתוקה: שוקולד מפחית סיכון לשבץ בגברים” (khadashá m'tuká: shókolad mafkhít sikún l'shaváts big'varím, “Sweet news: Chocolate lowers risk of stroke in men”), Ynet.

SynonymsEdit

  • (stroke): שבץ מוחי (shaváts mokhí)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Authorized King James translation (1611).

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Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 02:44