how to say “wrapping paper” in Hebrew

how to say “wrapping paper” in Hebrew

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נְיַר עֲטִיפָה

A good Hebrew term to know as the end of fall approaches is that for wrapping paper: נְיַר עֲטִיפָה

נייר  – paper – first appears in the Hebrew language in Mishnaic literature, while עטיפה  wrapping – comes from the Biblical-Hebrew verb to wrap – לַעֲטוֹף .

For example:

אֲבַקֵּשׁ לַעֲטוֹף אֶת הַמַּתָּנָה בְּנְיַר עֲטִיפָה.
May I have the gift wrapped in wrapping paper? (literally, I shall ask to wrap the gift in wrapping paper.) 

Truth is, in Biblical Hebrew, לעטוף also means to faint or to grow weak. More on that in tomorrow’s dose.

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  • לק”י

    האין לכתוב נְיָר במקום נְיַר?


    Anonymous Reply
    • שלום שמעיה

      בדרך כלל כן, אבל כותבים כאן עם פתח מכיוון ש”נייר” סמוכה ל”עטיפה”.

      כל טוב


      Ami Steinberger Reply

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