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AramaicEdit

NounEdit

כַּף (kap̄m

  1. absolute state of כַּפָּא(kappā, palm)
  2. construct state of כַּפָּא(kappā, palm)

HebrewEdit

 
כף

EtymologyEdit

Root
כ־פ־ף

From Proto-Semitic *kapp-.

NounEdit

כַּף (kaff (dual indefinite כפיים \ כַּפַּיִם‎, plural indefinite כַּפּוֹת‎, singular construct כַּף־, dual construct כַּפֵּי־‎, plural construct כַּפּוֹת־‎) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. palm, paw, sole, hand, foot
  2. spoon (scooped utensil for eating (or serving))

Usage notesEdit

  • In the first sense, the dual כַּפַּיִם is normally used in place of the plural; however, when in the construct state with a following noun in the dual, the regular plural construct כַּפּוֹת is used because two duals would be redundant. Thus, the plurals of the expressions כַּף יַד‎ and כַּף רֶגֶל‎ are, respectively, כַּפּוֹת יָדַיִם and כַּפּוֹת רַגְלַיִם.

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