מְלָאכָה f.n. 1 work, occupation. 2 service, use. 3 goods, property. [Standing for מַלְאָכָה and derived from לאך (= to send), hence lit. meaning ‘mission’.] Derivative: מְלָאכוּתִי, מְלַאכְתִּי. cp. מְלֶאכֶת.