שפעת

HebrewEdit

Root
שׁ־פ־ע

EtymologyEdit

From the root שׁ־פ־ע(sh-p-`), and especially the noun השפעה(hashpa'á, influence), in the qaTTéleth construction. A calque of Italian influenza (influence, influenza).

NounEdit

שַׁפַּעַת (shapá'atf [pattern: קַטֶּלֶת]

  1. Influenza, flu, the flu.

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