Hebrew

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Root
שׁ־פ־ע (sh-p-ʿ)

Etymology

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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).

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Noun

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שַׁפַּעַת (shapá'atf [pattern: קַטֶּלֶת]

  1. (pathology) influenza, flu

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