Brief Hebrew question, again

I need a Hebrew word/root for “trick” or “lie.”

(Ultimate goal: to end up with some “Zedekiah”-style invented name that tells those in the know that the bearer is actually a liar.)

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  1. dungeonwriter

    Sheker is falseness. skr

  2. rose_lemberg

    Sheker- lie
    Ramaut – deception
    Tikhmun – trick

  3. Anonymous

    I think it also makes a difference what time period you’re talking about, as the evolution of Hebrew from Roman times to now has changed a lot of connotations. For example, one of the reasons that the story of “the good Samaritan” resonated with contemporary listeners/readers is that, among the city Jews of Jerusalem (and environs) during the Roman occupation, “Samaritan” implied “dishonest skinflint”; a more-recent parallel in English would be “welshing on a debt.” If you said “Samaritan” in the streets of Tel Aviv today, though, you’d just get puzzled frowns.

    Admittedly, that’s not “Hebrew vocabulary,” but mine is of the look-it-up-in-the-dictionary-and-scholarly-footnotes variety, so I can’t give a better, more direct example…

  4. Anonymous

    feel better very soon

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