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AramaicEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾarṣ́-.

NounEdit

אַרְעָא ‎(ʾarʿāf ‎(plural אַרְעָתָא)

  1. land, soil, earth
  2. land, ground
  3. land, country
    • Passover Haggadah:
      הָא לַחְמָא עַנְיָא דִּי אֲכָלוּ אַבְהָתָנָא בְּאַרְעָא דְמִצְרַיִם
      hā laḥmā ʿanyā dī ʾăḵā́lū ʾaḇhāṯānā bəʾarʿā ḏəmiṣráyim
      this is the poor bread that our ancestors ate in the Land of Egypt
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