how to say “aroma” in Hebrew

אָרוֹמָה, נִיחוֹחַ

Anyone who’s spent more than a week in Israel probably knows the cafe chain ארומה , which means… you guessed it, aroma, which came to English via Greek.

But there’s another word, an authentic Hebrew one, for aroma or scent that appears in the Bible: ניחוח .

For example:

יש ביין הזה ניחוחות של יסמין ופרדסי רימונים.

This wine has aromas of jasmine and pomegranate orchards.

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