ידיד

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to وَدِيد(wadīd, friendly, beloved) and 𐎊𐎄 (yd, beloved) (according to Even Shoshan dictionary).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

יָדִיד (yadídm (plural indefinite יְדִידִים‎, singular construct יְדִיד־, plural construct יְדִידֵי־‎, feminine counterpart יְדִידָה‎) [pattern: קָטִיל]

  1. A (male) platonic friend.

Usage notesEdit

  • While the synonym חָבֵר(khavér) is more common in Modern Hebrew, it is ambiguous between a platonic friend and a romantic one; יָדִיד‎ may therefore be used to avoid this ambiguity, though the question חבר חבר או רק חבר?(khaver khaver o rak khaver?, boyfriend-friend or just friend?) is also used.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit