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The word's root is lamed-chet-mem and means "sustenance." Other words having the same root are lechem, "bread or food" and lachom, which means "to struggle," as for one's existence or survival. Thus the idea of war in Hebrew is tied up with sustenance and survival.
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Explanation: The kh is prounounced like the ch in the word loch.
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