how to say “group” in Hebrew

קְבוּצָה

In Biblical Hebrew, קבוצה referred to a group of objects gathered together:

“קְבֻצַת כֶּסֶף וּנְחֹשֶׁת וּבַרְזֶל וְעוֹפֶרֶת…” (יחזקאל כ”ב, כ’)

“A grouping of silver and bronze and iron and lead…” (Ezekiel 22:20)

But in Modern Hebrew, קבוצה usually refers to a group of people:

הקבוצה הזאת נפגשת פעם בשבועיים.

This group meets once every two weeks.

קבוצה derives from the root ק.צ.ב meaning collection. A related word is קובץ – a file.

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