Word of the Day / Khafarperet: The word that means mole but shouldn't
The sages didn't realize Israel has no moles. Hint as to what khafarperet might mean: It probably isn't fruit-digger.
The Hebrew word for the nearly blind mammal known as the mole is kha-fa-per-ET. It was created from the root kh-f-r, which means to dig. Thus, the animal's name literally means digger.
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