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HebrewEdit

Root
שׁ־מ־ר

NounEdit

שָׁמִיר (shamírm

  1. dill (herb)
  2. emery
  3. mythical stone, or possibly worm, that could cut through or disintegrate any substance it came in contact with

ReferenceEdit

  • שמיר” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language.

Further readingEdit


YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From or cognate to German Schmiere. Cognate with German schmieren, English smear.

NounEdit

שמיר (shmirm, plural שמירן (shmirn)

  1. batch of things that go together
  2. aggregate, smear, spread
  3. bribe
  4. schmear, the whole package, the entire deal

Related termsEdit

  • שמירן (shmirn, to smear, grease; to bribe)

DescendantsEdit

VerbEdit

שמיר (shmir)

  1. First-person singular present form of שמירן (shmirn)
  2. Imperative singular form of שמירן (shmirn)