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Ali Smith

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Urdu - Pakistan
שלום!

In יין נסך (yeyn nesekh), what does "nesekh" mean? I couldn't find it in any of my dictionaries, but it's definitely related to the verb nasakh, which means "to pour" or "to spill".

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  • Drink

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    English - New England, Russian - Moscow
    It means libation (i.e. the pouring out of wine as a form of worship). It's common word used in the Bible regarding the rituals of Temple.

    The term יין נסך refers to wine that had been used for idolatrous libations.
     
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