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The word with ancient roots that swallowed its competitors whole

“Sinkhole” was chosen as the word of the year for 2022 by the Academy of the Hebrew Language. Let’s explore its origin.

The huge sinkhole on the Ayalon Highway that went viral in Israel in 2022.

Most Israelis remember the huge sinkhole that formed on the Ayalon Highway in 2022, but you may be surprised to learn of the word's ancient origins.

In 1847, the Swiss geologist Adolph von Morlot coined the scientific term dolina (דּו