Hebrew

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Etymology 1

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From Aramaic סָבא (sāƀā) "ancestor; elder; grandfather"; related to native Hebrew שָׂב (sav).

Noun

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סָב (savm (plural indefinite סָבִים, singular construct סַב־, plural construct סָבֵי־, feminine counterpart סָבָה)

  1. An elderly man; an aged or old man.
  2. A grandfather: the father of a parent.
  3. An old wise man.
Usage notes
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  • Though historically the primary sense was “old man” or “old wise man” (in which sense it was used also as an adjective), in modern use the primary sense is “grandfather”.
  • This noun is a bit formal today; the more colloquial term for a grandfather is סבא (sába).
Declension
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Etymology 2

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Root
ס־ב־ב (s-b-b)

From the root ס־ב־ב (s-b-b).

Verb

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סַב (sáv) third-singular masculine past (pa'al construction, infinitive לסוב / לָסֹב, present סוֹבֵב, future יסוב / יִסֹּב or יסוב / יָסֹב, imperative סוב / סֹב, passive counterpart נָסַב or נָסֵב)

  1. Alternative form of סבב (saváv)

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