Yesterday, we saw the Hebrew word for shopping
– which comes from the verb, to buy
In English, we have the everyday verb to buy, as well as higher-register verbs to purchase and to acquire.
Hebrew is no different: while לקנות
is the everyday verb, לִרְכּוֹשׁ
a word appearing in abundance in Biblical Hebrew, denotes the act of purchasing
something of greater substance.
הִיא רָכְשָׁה* כַּרְטִיסִים לַמַּחֲזֶמֶר.
She purchased tickets to the musical
The act of purchasing
בְּיַחַד הֵם הֵקִימוּ קְבוּצַת רְכִישָׁה.
Together they established an acquisitions group.
Likewise, something that has been acquired
– property – is רְכוּשׁ
. And the business activity of acquisitions
is called רֶכֶשׁ