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HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek σμίλη (smílē, knife, chisel). Cognate with Syriac ܙܡܝܠܝܐ (zmilyā, pruning knife).

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NounEdit

אִזְמֵל (izmelm

  1. knife, scalpel.
    • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Kelim 13:4:
      הַמַּעֲצַד וְהָאִזְמֵל וְהַמַּפְסֶלֶת וְהַמַּקְדֵּחַ שֶׁנִּיפְגְּמוּ טְמֵאִין
      If an adze, scalpel, plane, or drill is damaged it remains susceptible to uncleanness.

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