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HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Root
ב־ו־שׁ

AdjectiveEdit

בַּיְשָׁן (bayshán) (feminine בַּיְשָׁנִית‎, masculine plural בַּיְשָׁנִים‎, feminine plural בַּיְשָׁנִיּוֹת‎)

  1. embarrassed, easily embarrassed, shy
    Pirkei Avot (פרקי אבות), II, 5 :
    לֹא הַבַּיְשָׁן לָמֵד, וְלֹא הַקַּפְּדָן מְלַמֵּד
    the shy is not taught and the pedant does not teach

Etymology 2Edit

An elision of בֵּית שְׁאָן‎‎

Proper nounEdit

בישן (beshan)

  1. Bet Sh'an

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