See also: כ״ף

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AramaicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *kapp-.

NounEdit

כף ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. palm, hand
  2. spoon, ladle

ReferencesEdit

  • kp”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–

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))

DeclensionEdit

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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