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זקן

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Hebrew

Etymology 1

From the root ז-ק-ן (z-q-n). The verb is in binyan pa`al (qal).

Adjective

זָקֵן (zaqén) m. (masculine plural indefinite form זקנים)
  1. Old, elderly, aged.
Usage notes
  • This adjective means “old” specifically in the sense of “elderly”; English old as in (for example) “old enough to drive a car” or “he's older than she is” would usually be translated to Hebrew with the adjective מבוגר (m'vugár), old, adult), and English old as in (for example) “forty years old” would usually be translated to Hebrew with either the masculine noun בן (ben), old, son) or the feminine noun בת (bat), old, daughter).

Noun

זָקֵן (zaqén) m. (plural indefinite form זקנים, singular construct form זקן)
  1. An old, elderly, or aged person.

Verb

זָקַן (zaqán)

  1. To grow old, to grow elderly, to age.

Etymology 2

Likely related to the above.

Noun

זקן (zaqán) m. (plural indefinite form זקנים, singular construct form זקן)
  1. A beard.
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