how to say “propaganda” in Hebrew
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According the Online Etymological Dictionary, the English word propaganda is related to propagation – basically, getting the word out there. Indeed, propaganda is intellectual material meant for mass public consumption, including ideas about whom to vote for.
|Hebrew newspaper in Czarist Russia:
But propaganda is also about agitating or getting people riled up around a particular goal, and here Hebrew takes a different spin on the word from English. The Hebrew word for propaganda is תַּעֲמוּלָה, of the root ע.מ.ל (a.m.l) meaning labor and effort.
The Academy of the Hebrew Language cites an early usage of the term. A Zionist newspaper editor in Czarist Russia wrote: