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About a year ago I did an entry on how to say hiking trail in Hebrew.
The word מַסְלוּל (mahss-LOOL) means, in its purest form, path. It comes from the root ס.ל.ל (s.l.l), a Biblical root meaning lifting up. Thus a path is something lifted up from the ground... so to speak.
Other words from this root include סוֹלְלָה - a battery or embankment (soh-leh-LAH), מְסִלָּה - a track, such as a train track (meh-see-LAH), and the active-simple verb, לִסְלוֹל - to pave (lees-LOHL).
You can add words to describe exactly what kind of path you wish to talk about. For instance, you might have a conversation with a student about her מסלול לִמּוּדִים (mahs-LOOL lee-moo-DEEM) - a (general) course of study (but not a specific course - that's קוּרְס - koors). Or you might sit on a plane excited or nervous for takeoff, on a runway, or literally, a course of takeoff - מסלול הַמְרָאָה (mahs-LOOL hahm-rah-AH).
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