how to say “sculpting” in Hebrew
If you’ve read some of the Bible in Hebrew, you are almost certainly familiar with the word פסל – graven image or statue. There, the simple פעל verb לפסול means to chisel, as in:
Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones (Exodus 34:1)
Thus the modern word for to sculpt is not the simple verb לפסול, but the intensive פיעל verb לפסל . And sculpting or the activity of scultpure? That’s פיסול.
She signed the kids up for a sculpture class.