"צפון ודרום."

Translation:North and south.

July 11, 2016

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh

From the roots צ.פ.ן ‘conceal, hide’ (literary; because the sun doesn’t pass through the north, or at least it’s ‘hidden’ when it’s there) and ד.ו.ר ‘reside’ (because the sun ‘resides’ in the south where it’s at peak height).

July 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/IngeborgHa14

No, you cannot construe דָּרוֹם from דור. What became of the waw and where does the mem come from. But, yes, for צָפוֹן this is a possible, but debated, explanation.

June 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/zion11dotcom

tzafon v-darom

May 15, 2019
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