גַּרְגֶּרֶת

גַּרְגֶּרֶת
גַּרְגֶּרֶת(b. h. pl. גַּרְגְּרֹות neck; גרגר; v. גָּרַר, a. גֵּרָה) throat, gullet; (in ritual law) wind-pipe, trachea. Koh. R. to XII, 6; Lev. R. s. 18, v. גָּלָה Hif.Ex. R. s. 24 the Lord created for man מעין בתוך גַּרְגַּרְתֹּו a well (mucous membranes) in the trachea. Ḥull.II, 4 פסק את הג׳ he tore open (instead of cutting) the trachea. Ib. III, 3 פסוקת הג׳ an animal with a split between the rings of the wind-pipe.

Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature. . 1903.

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