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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Okapio

Difference between חקלאי and איכר?

June 4, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leonig01

From what I know, these words are synonyms. Nevertheless, חקלאי is used more often in modern language, whereas איכר is somewhat more archaic. I doubt nowadays they would call farmers איכרים, but rather חקלאים


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/at2004

To be precise, חקלאי is a farmer, while איכר is a peasant. But really there is not much difference, and they may be used interchangeably almost everywhere. The comment here about איכר being somewhat more archaic is also correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YishaiBarr

איכר is a general word for farmer. חקלאי is an agricultural farmer.

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