how to say “takeoff” in Hebrew
Takeoff time is nine AM.
המראה comes from the הפעיל verb להמריא of the root מ.ר.א , a word that appears only once in Biblical Hebrew, and that in the linguistically-obscure (and otherwise enigmatic) Book of Job. But that doesn’t matter, since in Job’s time there were no airplanes: today we’ve given that word a meaning understood by all.
Here’s להמריא in action:
We’ve been sitting here inside the plane for two hours already – when will we take off already?