The Alternative Hebrew Dictionary: אשך

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אשך 〈ʼşk〉 {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • (IL) /ˈ(ʔ)ɛʃɛχ/
noun: {{he-noun}}
  1. (anatomy) testicle
    • {{RQ:Tanach}} אוֹ גִבֵּן אוֹ דַק אוֹ תְּבַלֻּל בְּעֵינוֹ אוֹ גָרָב אוֹ יַלֶּפֶת אוֹ מְרוֹחַ אָשֶׁךְ: 〈ʼwò gibé̇n ʼwò daq ʼwò ţĕ̇balu̇l bĕ̇ʻéynwò ʼwò gáráb ʼwò yalėpeţ ʼwò mĕrwòẖa ʼáşěkĕ:〉
  • The most common form of this word is the plural אֲשָׁכִים 〈ʼàşá̌kiym〉. The dual form אֶשְׁכֵּיִים 〈ʼeşĕ̌ké̇yiym〉 is very rare and does not exist in modern Hebrew.
  • While the proper singular is , the non-standard pronunciation is common.
Synonyms: ביצים 〈byẕym〉 (slang)

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