web analytics
September 30, 2016 / 27 Elul, 5776
Blogs
Sponsored Post
The Migdal Ohr Mishpachton MISHPACHTONIM – Israel’s Children are Your Children.

Support Migdal Ohr by purchasing letters in the Torah Scroll that will be written in honor of Rabbi Grossman’s 70th Birthday.



In Hebrew: ‘To Conceal’

A daily dose of Hebrew.

Printer-Ready Page Layout
ktzativrit485



לְהַסְתִּיר

The Talmud connects the name of the Purim story’s heroine, אֶסְתֵּר Esther – with the concept of concealment, the root of which is ס.ת.ר (s.t.r). Here’s a Wikipedia article containing various explanations for the name of אסתר.Deriving from the ס.ת.ר root, we have the verb לְהַסְתִּיר to conceal or to hide. להסתיר is an active-causative הִפְעִילverb.

For example:

הִיא הִסְתִּירָה אֶת הַמֵּידַע מֵהַתִּקְשׁוֹרֶת. She concealed the information from the media.

Something concealed is מֻסְתָּר – a passive-causative הֻפְעַל gerund.

For example:

הוּא נוֹשֵׂא אֶקְדַח מֻסְתָּר. He is carrying a concealed weapon.

A synonym of להסתיר is לְהַחְבִּיא to hide (something), usually referring to hiding something physical.

Visit Ktzat Ivrit.

Ami Steinberger

About the Author: Ami Steinberger is founder and director of Ulpan La-Inyan.

The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.




Imported and Older Comments:

to “In Hebrew: ‘To Conceal’”

Comments are closed.

Kitzat Ivrit Logo
Current Top Story
Sgt. Elor Azaria, Makor Rishon's pick for Man of the Year
Rightwing Paper Crowns Shooting Medic Azaria ‘Man of the Year’

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/ktzat-ivrit/in-hebrew-to-conceal/2013/02/20/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: