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Sukah 8
1) [line 1] RIBU'A  a square
2) [line 2] KAMAH MERUBA YESER AL HA'IGUL? REVI'A!  how much is the
perimeter of a square greater than the circumference of a circle (whose
diameter is the same length as the side of the square)? One fourth (of the
perimeter of the square which is one third of the circumference of the
circle)! (See Insights; see Graphic to Eruvin 76.)
3a) [line 3] IGULA D'NAFIK MIGO RIBU'A  a circle that is inscribed inside a
square
b) [line 4] RIBU'A D'NAFIK MIGO IGULA  a square that is inscribed inside a
circle
4) [line 6] MURSHA D'KARNASA  the projections of the corners
5) [line 6] KOL AMSA B'RIBU'A, AMSA U'TREI (CHUMSHA) [CHUMSHEI] B'ALACHSONA
 for every Amah along each side of a square the diagonal increases by one
and twofifths of an Amah
6) [line 8] SHIVSAR NAKI (CHUMSHEI) [CHUMSHA]  17 less a fifth, i.e. 16 4/5
The diagonal of a square with a side of four Amos is 4 X 1 2/5 = 4 8/5 = 5
3/5 Amos
The circumference of a circle with a diameter of 5 3/5 Amos is 3 X 5 3/5 =
15 9/5 = 16 4/5 Amos (using 3 as the rounded value of pi)
7) [line 13] KAMAH HAVAH LEHU? SHITSAR!  how much of a circumference do the
24 people make up? 16 Amos!
8b8b
8) [line 3] YOTZRIM  potters
10) [line 9] SUKAH MIKOL MAKOM  "any Sukah at all"
11) [line 14] KAYATZIM  watchmen, who guard the cut figs ("Ketzi'os") which
are laying in the field to dry
12) [line 14] BURGANIN  watchmen who guard the city
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