הפטיר

HebrewEdit

Root
פ־ט־ר(p-ṭ-r)

EtymologyEdit

From the root פ־ט־ר‎. Compare Arabic فطر(to split open).

VerbEdit

הִפְטִיר (hiftír) (hif'il construction, passive counterpart הופטר \ הֻפְטַר‎)

  1. to let slip
  2. (law) to exempt
  3. (Mishnaic Hebrew) to end with an addition
    • a. 217 C.E., Mishnah, Pesachim 10:8:
      אין מפטירין לאחר הפסח אפיקומון.‎‎
      [We] do not conclude after [eating] the sacrificial lamb with an afikomon.
  4. (Judaism) to read the Haftarah

ConjugationEdit