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שָׂפָה (safáf (dual indefinite form שְׂפָתַיִם, plural indefinite form שָׂפוֹת, singular construct form שְׂפַת־)

  1. Language: a system of communication.
  2. (uncountable) Language, speech: choice of words, manner of speech.
  3. Lip: protrusion near the mouth.
  4. Lip: the rim of a container.

Usage notesEdit

The plural form שָׂפוֹת is used for languages (whether two or more than two languages). The dual form שְׂפָתַיִם is used for (two or more) lips (the body part).


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