Hebrew

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Etymology

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Root
שׂ־ח־ק (s-kh-q)

From שַׂחְקָן (sakhkán) +‎ ־ית (-ít).

Noun

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שַׂחְקָנִית (sakhkanítf (plural indefinite שַׂחְקָנִיּוֹת, singular construct שַׂחְקָנִית־, plural construct שַׂחְקָנִיּוֹת־, masculine counterpart שַׂחְקָן)

  1. A female player: a woman who plays or is playing a given game or sport.
  2. An actress: a woman who performs in a theatrical play or film, or on television.