From קַלְמָרִין(kalmarín), used in Mishnaic times, a sort of ink well, from Ancient Greek καλαμαριών (kalamariṓn). Related to κάλαμος (kálamos, a reed; anything made of reed or cane (staff, rod; measuring rod; pen; flute; shaft of an arrow); collectively, of plants, which are neither bush, nor tree) from which English calamari is also derived.


קַלְמָר (kalmárm (plural indefinite קַלְמָרִים‎, singular construct קַלְמַר־, plural construct קַלְמְרֵי־‎)

  1. pencil box, pencil case

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