how to say “grapevine” in Hebrew

גֶּפֶן

Here’s a nice Hebrew name for a child: גפן , which means grapevine. You may also recognize the word from the Jewish blessing on wine: בורא פרי הגפן – the One who creates the vine.

As is the trend today with Hebrew names, this one is unisex.

Nevertheless the word גפן itself is grammatically feminine, as in:

הגפנים מתחילות לפרוח באביב.

The grapevines start to blossom in the spring.

Confused why גפנים has a masculine ending even though the word is feminine? Here’s an article about how gender works in Hebrew grammar.

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