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HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
א־ר־ן

From Proto-Semitic *ʾarān- or *ʾirān-. Cognate to Phoenician 𐤀𐤓𐤍(ʾrn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

אָרוֹן (arónm (plural indefinite אֲרוֹנוֹת‎, singular construct אֲרוֹן־)

  1. A cupboard, closet, cabinet, or similar piece of furniture.
    איפה ארון הספרים?‎‎ ― eifo aron ha-s'farim?Where is the bookcase?
  2. A coffin or casket.
    • c. 1000–500 BCE, Genesis 50:26, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיָּמָת יוֹסֵף בֶּן־מֵאָה וָעֶשֶׂר שָׁנִים וַיַּחַנְטוּ אֹתוֹ וַיִּישֶׂם בָּאָרוֹן בְּמִצְרָיִם׃‎‎
      vayamat yosef ben-mea va'eser shanim vayakhantu oto vayisem baaron b'mitzrayim.
      So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
  3. (military slang) One of the bars on the shoulders of Israeli military uniforms to indicate rank (with more bars indicating a higher rank).
  4. (slang, in definite forms) The metaphorical closet in which persons who are secretly GLBT are imagined to reside (as in English).

Usage notesEdit

  • This noun is sometimes vocalized as אָרוֹן, sometimes as אֲרוֹן. In either case, its pronunciation is the same in Modern Israeli Hebrew.

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LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew ארון(arón).

NounEdit

ארון m (Hebrew spelling, Latin spelling arón, plural ארונות‎)

  1. grave

YiddishEdit

NounEdit

ארון (ornm

  1. (nonstandard) Unpointed form of אָרון(orn).