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Does טבע ever appear in Talmudic literature, such that it could mean "nature" in this context? Yes. The Gemara Megillah 14b states: אמרה לו: עדיין שאול קיים, ולא יצא טבעך בעולם "She said to him, your teva has not yet issued forth from the world". This could easily be interpreted to mean nature. (And indeed, it is).[1] The alternative is that it ...


To look or regard. See: A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language for Readers of English p. 401, 1987 by R. Ernest Klein


Perhaps seeng or looking. See here on Radak and R. Yona Ibn G'anach here

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