See also: קו״ף

Hebrew edit


Etymology 1 edit

Likely a borrowing from a language spoken East of Canaan, related to Middle Persian [script needed] (kpyk' /⁠kabīg⁠/, monkey) and perhaps ultimately from Sanskrit कपि (kapi, ape, monkey). Monkeys are not native to the region of Canaan.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

קוֹף (kofm (plural indefinite קוֹפִים‎)

  1. monkey, ape

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

קוּף (kuff (singular construct קוּף־)

  1. eye of a needle
  2. Alternative form of קו״ף

References edit

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

Further reading edit