פרנסה

HebrewEdit

Root
פ־ר־נ־ס

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek [Term?]. Other scholars suggest from Aramaic פרנס(he maintained, sustained, supported), Classical Syriac ܦܪܢܣ(he cared for, provided; he appointed, distributed; he took the oversight, managed, ruled).

NounEdit

פַּרְנָסָה (parnasáf (plural indefinite פַּרְנָסוֹת‎, singular construct פַּרְנָסַת־‎, plural construct פַּרְנְסוֹת־‎) [pattern: קַטָּלָה]

  1. A need, a necessity: that which one needs.
  2. Subsistence, a living: providing of the needs of life.
  3. Occupation, livelihood, living: employment by which one earns money to satisfy one's needs.

DescendantsEdit

  • Ladino: parnasa
  • Yiddish: פּרנסה‎(parnose)