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HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Root
ת־ק־ן

VerbEdit

תיקן \ תִּקֵּן (tikén) (pi'el construction, passive counterpart תוקן \ תֻּקַּן‎)

  1. to repair
  2. to correct
  3. to improve, rehabilitate
  4. to reform
  5. to amend (legislation)
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

תִּיק(tík, bag) +‎ ־ָן(-án), due to the egg sack a cockroach carries. Perhaps inspired phonetically by Russian тарака́н (tarakán).

NounEdit

תִּיקָן (tikánm (plural indefinite תִּיקָנִים‎)

  1. cockroach
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