Word of the Day / Ofi: How Hebrew got its word for character from ancient Greek
Only to lose it through the millennia, until its exhumation by a modern Hebrew writer.
The Hebrew word for character that is one’s unique disposition is o-FI. You will find Israelis however using a slew of synonyms in its stead: teva (“nature”), mezeg (“temperament”) and indeed temperament itself. Still ofi is the most commonly used of those.