[Avodah] Another Tereifos Observation

Zev Sero via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Tue Sep 1 11:17:27 PDT 2015

On 09/01/2015 01:49 PM, Micha Berger via Avodah wrote:
> Language note: I noticed that rei'ah means "lungs", even though the term
> is in the singular and the translation is in the plural. There is no
> term of art for a single lung -- the main body of each lung is an omah
> and the lobes are onos or in Hebrew "aznayim".

Yes, Chazal conceived of the lungs as a single organ.

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