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דרך

HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Modern Israeli) IPA(key): /ˈdeʁeχ/

NounEdit

דֶּרֶךְ (dérekhm, f (plural indefinite form דְּרָכִים, singular construct form דֶּרֶךְ־, plural construct form דַּרְכֵי־)

  1. (literally and figuratively) A road, a path, a way.
Usage notesEdit
  • Unlike most nouns of the קֶטֶל pattern, דֶּרֶךְ is primarily feminine (though masculine usage is not unheard of, especially in older forms of Hebrew). Nonetheless, it has the same inflected forms as other like-patterned nouns, including an indefinite-state plural in ־ים (-im) rather than ־ות (-ot).
DeclensionEdit
  singular plural
absolute דֶּרֶך דְּרָכִים
absolute, Biblical verse-final form דָּרֶך דְּרָכִים
construct דֶּרֶך דַּרְכֵּי
definite הַדֶּרֶך הַדְּרָכִים
Possessive forms singular plural
my דַּרְכִּי דְּרָכַי
your (masc. sing.) דַּרְכְּךָ דְּרָכֶיךָ
your (fem. sing.) דַּרְכֵּךְ דְּרָכַיִךְ
his דַּרְכּוֹ דְּרָכָיו
her דַּרְכָּהּ דְּרָכֶיהָ
our דַּרְכֵּנוּ דְּרָכֵינוּ
your (masc. pl.) דַּרְכְּכֶם דַּרְכֵּיכֶם
your (fem. pl.) דַּרְכְּכֶן דַּרְכֵּיכֶן
their (masc.) דַּרְכָּם דַּרְכֵּיהֶם
their (fem.) דַּרְכָּן דַּרְכֵּיהֶן

PrepositionEdit

דרך (dérekh)

  1. Through, via, by way of.
    ראיתי את זה דרך החלון.ra'íti et ze dérekh ha-khalón. — I saw it through the window.

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ד־ר־ך (d-r-k).

VerbEdit

דָּרַךְ (darách) (pa'ál construction)

  1. (He/it) treaded.
ConjugationEdit
  • This past tense, third person singular masculine form is also the lemma form.

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