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how to say “date honey” in Hebrew

Wed | Aug 05

how to say “date honey” in Hebrew

סִילָאן

I know lots of women named תמר
– Tamar (date), and I’ve met one or two named דבש
– Dvash (honey) as well.

דבש mentioned in the Bible refers to date honey – דבש תמרים
. Over time, Jews started using bee honey – דבש דבורים
– as their main form of honey, so דבש came to refer to that.

As a result, the ancient date honey needed a new word. So Hebrew now borrows from Persian and calls date honey סילאן
.

For example:

יש אנשים שמשתמשים בסילאן כדי להכין חרוסת.

Some people use date honey in order to make Haroset (a Passover dip).

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