how to say “printing” in Hebrew

how to say “printing” in Hebrew

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Yesterday, we saw the Hebrew terms for population, which come from the Ancient Greek word for massesόχλος (OHKH-lohs).

Today I’ll introduce another Hebrew word that borrows from Greek.

Yesterday I visited two printing houses to pick up booklets for Ulpan La-Inyan, one in Raanana and the other in Tel Aviv. The Hebrew expression for printing house is בֵּית דְּפוּס (BEH-eet deh-FOOS).
by William Hook
דפוס comes from the Ancient Greek word τυπος (TOO-pohs) meaning a figure or type. דפוס – also the word for block-lettered writing – refers to the images printed on a piece of surface such as a piece of paper. 
Likewise, לְהַדְפִּיס (leh-hahd-PEES) is to print, an active-causative הפעיל verb.
דפוס has other similar meanings, including template and pattern.
That Greek word, τυπος, is the source of other words in Hebrew, such as טֹפֶס a form – (TOH-fes) and טִפּוּס a type (of thing or person) or a personality or “character” – (tee-POOS).

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