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HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *saipǭ, borrowed from and reinforced by words from multiple languages, including in modern times French savon, German Seife, the former through Late Latin sāpō, sāpōnem(soap). Compare Ancient Greek σάπων(sápōn); English soap; Ladino shavón, שאבון and Yiddish זייף(zeyf). A word with similar meaning appearing in the Babylonian Talmud (Baba Kama, 93:70b) in the form צפון.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

סַבּוֹן ‎(sabónm ‎(plural indefinite סַבּוֹנִים, singular construct סַבּוֹן־, plural construct סַבּוֹנֵי־)

  1. a soap