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אַב (ʾaḇm

  1. absolute form of אַבָּא (ʾabbā)

Proper nounEdit

אָב (ʾāḇm

  1. August


  • Jastrow, Marcus (1903) A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, London, New York: Luzac & Co., G.P. Putnam's Sons


Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.


אָב ('ávm (plural indefinite אָבוֹת, singular construct אֲבִי־, feminine counterpart אֵם)

  1. father, male parent
    • 2016, March 31, nrg
      יו"ר מרצ גלאון אמרה בעקבות שיחתו של נתניהו עם אבי החייל היורה מחברון: []
      Yo"R [yoshévet rósh] mérets gal'ón 'am'rá b'ik'vót sikható shel n'tanyáhu 'im 'aví hakhayál hayoré mekhevrón: []
      Chairman of Meretz Gal-On said, following Netanyahu's conversation with the father of the shooting soldier from Hebron: []
  2. ancestor, forefather
  3. progenitor
  4. originator
  5. prototype
  6. (אַב, 'av) Singular construct form of אָב ('av).
Usage notesEdit
  • In Modern Hebrew, the singular construct form אַב is also used.

Etymology 2Edit

From Akkadian 𒌗𒉈 (itiabu).

Proper nounEdit

אָב ('ávm

  1. Av, the fifth month of the Jewish calendar (of thirty days) beginning between the eighth of July and the seventh of August, and ending between the sixth of August and the fifth of September.
See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit


אֵב ('évm (plural indefinite איבים \ אִבִּים) [pattern: קֵטֶל]

  1. swelling, spreading.
  2. the young shoots of a tree, opposed to the branches growing directly from the trunk.
  3. (plural) state of growth, development.