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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾarṣ́-. Compare Arabic أَرْض(ʾarḍ) and Aramaic אַרְעָא‎.

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אֶרֶץ ('éretzf (plural indefinite אֲרָצוֹת‎, singular construct אֶרֶץ־, plural construct אַרְצוֹת־‎, Biblical Hebrew pausal form אָרֶץ) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. country, land
  2. territory, district, region
  3. earth, Earth
    • Genesis 1:1, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ׃‎‎
      b'reshít bará 'elohím 'ét hashamáyim v'ét ha'árets.
      In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  4. ground, soil
  5. (definite, popular) Israel

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