Word Meanings

Question

Shalom Aleichem
Dear Rabbi,

1) What do these exactly mean?

צֶ֣מַח
חֹ֖טֶר
נֵ֖צֶר
יוֹנֵק

2) And which of them are synonymous with each other?

5 months

Answers

  1. Tzemach means grow or expand.
    Choter means grow quickly or shoot up.
    Natzer means protect or preserve.
    Yonek means suck.

    The words Tzemach and Choter are very closely related to each other.

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