HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Post-Biblical, borrowed from Ancient Greek φανός (phanós).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

פָּנָס (panásm (plural indefinite פָּנָסִים‎, singular construct פָּנַס־, plural construct פָּנָסֵי־‎)

  1. a lantern (case of transparent material made to protect a flame or light)
  2. a lamp
    • a. 500 C.E., Babylonian Talmud, Berachot 53b:
      הָיְתָה לוֹ נֵר טְמוּנָה בְּחֵיקוֹ אוֹ בְּפַנָּס אוֹ שֶׁרָאָה שַׁלְהֶבֶת וְלֹא נִשְׁתַּמֵּשׁ לְאוֹרָהּ
      One who had a candle hidden in his lap or placed inside an opaque lamp, or if he saw a flame and did not utilize its light.
  3. a flashlight
  4. a torch
  5. (by extension) a black eye

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ReferencesEdit

  • פנס” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language