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HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
ג־נ־ן

Cognate with Arabic مِجَنّ(mijann)

NounEdit

מָגֵן (magénm (plural indefinite מגינים \ מָגִנִּים‎, singular construct מָגֵן־, plural construct מגיני \ מָגִנֵּי־‎) [pattern: מַקְטֵל]

  1. shield (large piece of armor, held on the arm)
  2. shield (he who or that which protects)

Usage notesEdit

  • The kamats vowel anomalously remains unreduced, even in forms where it is no longer pretonic.

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