The Alternative Hebrew Dictionary: ארון

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ארון 〈ʼrwn〉 pronunciation
  • (IL) /aˈʁɔn/
noun: {{he-noun}}
  1. A cupboard, closet, cabinet, or similar piece of furniture. איפה ארון הספרים? 〈ʼyph ʼrwn hsprym?〉eifo aron ha-s'farim? — Where is the bookcase?
  2. A coffin or casket.
    • {{circa}} 50:26, וַיָּמָת יוֹסֵף בֶּן־מֵאָה וָעֶשֶׂר שָׁנִים וַיַּחַנְטוּ אֹתוֹ וַיִּישֶׂם בָּאָרוֹן בְּמִצְרָיִם׃ 〈wayá̇máţ ywòsép bėn־méʼáh wáʻeşêr şá̌niym wayȧẖanĕtẇ ʼòţwò wayi̇yşêm bá̇ʼárwòn bĕ̇miẕĕráyim׃〉 vayamat yosef ben-mea va'eser shanim vayakhantu oto vayisem baaron b'mitzrayim. So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.[[wikipedia:Authorized King James Version|Authorized King James]] translation (1611).
  3. (military slang) One of the bar on the shoulders of Israeli military uniforms to indicate rank (with more bars indicating a higher rank).
  4. (slang, in definite forms) The metaphorical closet in which persons who are secretly GLBT are imagined to reside (as in English).
  • This noun is sometimes vocalized as אָרוֹן 〈ʼárwòn〉, sometimes as אֲרוֹן 〈ʼàrwòn〉. In either case, its pronunciation is the same in Modern Israeli Hebrew.
anagrams:
  • נורא

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