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HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
ס־ר־ט־ן

Compare Arabic سَرَطَان(saraṭān) and Classical Syriac ܣܲܪܛܵܢܵܐ(sarṭānā).

NounEdit

סַרְטָן (sartánm (plural indefinite סַרְטָנִים‎, singular construct סַרְטַן־, plural construct סַרְטְנֵי־‎)

  1. Cancer: a disease in which cells proliferate out of control.
  2. A crab: a crustacean of the infraorder Brachyura.

Usage notesEdit

  • (cancer): The disease is sometimes referred to more fully as מַחֲלַת־הַסַּרְטָן (makhalát-hasartán, the cancer disease).

Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

סַרְטָן (sartánm

  1. Cancer

VerbEdit

Root
ס־ר־ט־ן

סִרְטֵן (sirtén) (pi'el construction)

  1. to cancerate, to cause cancer

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