how to say “to rescue” in Hebrew
They derive from the active-causative הפעיל verb להציל – to rescue. The root of להציל is נ.צ.ל meaning deliverance.
You guys rescued me, otherwise I (a male) would be dead here.
להציל shares a root with the active-intensive פיעל verb לנצל – in Modern Hebrew, to take advantage of. In Biblical Hebrew, לנצל means to plunder – or to “rescue” someone else’s belongings by making them one’s own.
Likewise, ניצול is a (male) survivor (ניצולה for a female). This word derives from the נפעל verb להינצל – to be saved. A Holocaust survivor is either a ניצול שואה or a ניצולת שואה .
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