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From the root ז-ק-ן (z-q-n). The verb is in binyan pa`al (qal).
זָקֵן (zaqén) m. (masculine plural indefinite form זקנים)
- 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’”).
זָקֵן (zaqén) m. (plural indefinite form זקנים, singular construct form זקן)
- An old, elderly, or aged person.
- To grow old, to grow elderly, to age.
Likely related to the above.
זקן (zaqán) m. (plural indefinite form זקנים, singular construct form זקן)
- A beard.
- שָׂפָם (safam, “‘mustache’”)
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