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How to Say “Full Moon” in Hebrew – Ulpan La-Inyan

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How to Say “Full Moon” in Hebrew – Ulpan La-Inyan

Hebrew has two words for moon – ירח
and לבנה
(white one). A third word, סהר
, refers to a crescent moon.
How about a full moon? That’s ירח מלא
:
החגים פסח וסוכות מתחילים באמצע החודש, עם הירח המלא.
The holidays Passover and Sukkot start in the middle of the month, with the full moon.
Why מלא
and not שלם
– whole? Because while שלם
is an entirety, a whole, מלא
refers to something that might otherwise be empty but now is full – like the moon. Another name for ירושלים
– Jerusalem – is עיר שלם
– the City of Whole, which appears in this song.
 

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