See also: גנבֿ

Aramaic

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Alternative forms

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Verb

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גנב (transliteration needed)

  1. to steal

Hebrew

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Etymology

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Root
ג־נ־ב (g-n-b)

Compare Arabic جَنَّبَ (jannaba, to put aside, keep away)

Pronunciation

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Verb

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גָּנַב (ganáv) third-singular masculine past (pa'al construction, passive counterpart נִגְנַב)

  1. (transitive) to steal
    • Tanach, Genesis 31:19, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וְלָבָן הָלַךְ לִגְזֹז אֶת־צֹאנוֹ וַתִּגְנֹב רָחֵל אֶת־הַתְּרָפִים אֲשֶׁר לְאָבִיהָ׃
      v'laván halákh ligzóz 'et-tsonó vatignóv rakhél 'et-hat'rafím 'ashér l'avíha.
      wəlāḇān hālaḵ liḡzōz ʾeṯ-ṣōnō wattiḡnōḇ rāḥēl ʾeṯ-hattərāp̄īm ʾăšer ləʾāḇī́hā.
      Now Laban was gone to shear his sheep. And Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father’s.

Conjugation

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Noun

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גַּנָּב (ganávm [pattern: קַטָּל]

  1. thief

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Yiddish: גנבֿ (ganef)

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Yiddish

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Noun

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גנב (ganefm, plural גנבים (ganovem)

  1. (nonstandard) Unpointed form of גנבֿ (ganef).