An English word that has its origin in Hebrew is the word "copacetic". It comes from the Hebrew phrase "kol beseder", which means, "every thing is all right". Another word which comes from the Hebrew is "cabal," from "Ka... More » Education

A word with a silent "m," such as "mnemonic," as well as any word with a silent letter, is typically that way because it was derived from another language; or, the silent letter was once pronounced, but usage changed and... More » Education

The word "test" derives from Middle English, in which it referred to a vessel used to treat gold or silver alloys or ore. The Middle English word derived from the Latin "testum," meaning earthen pot, or from the variant ... More » Education
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There are a handful of names that share the same spelling in English and Hebrew, including Adam, Rachael and David. Other names are similar but have key spelling differences. For example, the "b" in an English name like ... More » Education

Pronunciation guides for Hebrew words can be found online at and, as of 2015. Both sites offer a variety of Hebrew words with pronunciations and the opportunity to download more resource... More » Education

To translate a phrase from English to Hebrew, use an online translation tool such as,, or Simply type the English phrase in the text field and press T... More » Education

Some of the most common Hebrew names for males are Jacob, Michael, Ethan, Joshua and Daniel, while the most common female names include Isabella, Abigail, Hannah, Elizabeth and Sarah. Dating back to the Israelites, Hebre... More » Education