20 Jun 2006

[m.; pl. “Medaberim”]; speaking, or the state-of-being capable of speech, a uniquely human feature; as in “Hu hayah Rosh HaMedaberim bechol makom,” “He was the featured speaker everywhere;” or as in “Yesh arbaah matzavei metziut:: Domem, Nefesh, Chai, Medaber; dugmaot hem: sela, eitz, tzvi, ben-adam,” “There are four states of being: Silent, Living, Animated, Speaking; examples are: a rock, a tree, a deer, a human being.”