7 October 2016
עָצֵל atzel means "lazy, idle":
עַצְלָן atzlan can mean the same as עָצֵל atzel, and when used as a noun, it means "lazy person, idle". It is also used as the name for sloth, the animal.
Below is a picture of עַצְלָן דּוּ־עֶצְבֵּע atzlan du-etzba, a two-toed sloth (courtesy of [email protected]):
לְהִתְעַצֵּל lehit'atzel means "to slack off, to be lazy". When used with a verb in infinitive, it means "to fail to do something because of laziness":
"Laziness" is עַצְלוּת atzlut or, more commonly, עַצְלָנוּת atzlanut:
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