ṣbr / Semitic roots

Examples of words with the root ṣbr: sabra.

ṣbr

Common Semitic noun *ṣabar-, aloe.

sabra, perhaps from Yiddish sabre, member of the first group of Jewish groups to arrive in Palestine beginning in the 19th century or one of their descendants, probably from Palestinian Arabic ṣab(i)ra, singulative of ṣab(i)r, prickly pear (also the source of Modern Israeli Hebrew ṣābār, prickly pear, sabra); akin to Arabic ṣabir, ṣabr, aloe.


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