שמנת

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
שׁ־מ־ן

Modern derivation from the root ש־מ־ן(sh-m-n) (compare שמן(shémen, oil), שומן(shumán, fat)); possibly formed under the influence of Yiddish שמאַנט(shmant) and/or German Schmand. For the Semitic root compare Akkadian 𒉌𒄑 (šamnu, Ì.GIŠ, oil), Arabic سَمْن(samn, ghee), Ugaritic 𐎌𐎎𐎐 (šmn, oil).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
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שוקו חם עם שמנת מוקצפת.(Hot chocolate with whipped cream.)

שַׁמֶּנֶת (shaménetf (no plural forms, singular construct שַׁמֶּנֶת־) [pattern: קַטֶּלֶת]

  1. Cream: the oily part of milk that rises to the top.
  2. = שמנת חמוצה(shaménet khamutzá): sour cream.

Usage notesEdit

  • Since sour cream is often called שמנת (instead of the more explicit שמנת חמוצה(shaménet khamutzá)), ordinary cream is sometimes called שמנת מתוקה(shaménet m'tuká, sweet cream) to differentiate it. (Compare English sweet cream.)

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