The Alternative Hebrew Dictionary: נס

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Entry definition

נס 〈ns〉
etymology 1 Perhaps by extension from the “flag, staff, banner” senses below.
noun: {{he-noun}}
  1. miracle
etymology 2 Cognate with Aramaic נִסָּא 〈nisá̇ʼ〉; compare the root נ־ס־ס 〈n־s־s〉; perhaps related to the root נ־שׂ־א 〈n־ş̂־ʼ〉.
noun: {{he-noun}}
  1. A flag, standard, banner.
  2. A staff, pole, flagpole.
  3. (modern) A banner, pennant.
etymology 3 From the root נ־ו־ס 〈n־w־s〉, נ־ס 〈n־s〉.
verb: {{he-verb}}
  1. (He/It) fled.
  2. he-Present of נס
etymology 4 {{abbreviation-old}}
noun: {{he-noun}}
  1. (informal) instant coffee

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