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Origin of moshav

1930–35; < Mod Hebrew moshav, Hebrew mōshābh dwelling Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of moshav

  • The company, A. B. Planners, won the tender to build the moshav with at a cost of $400 million.

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British Dictionary definitions for moshav


noun plural -shavim (-ʃaˈvim)
  1. a cooperative settlement in Israel, consisting of a number of small farms

Word Origin for moshav

C20: from Hebrew mōshābh a dwelling
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