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עלי

HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From עלה "lofty"

Proper nounEdit

עֵלִי ('eli)

  1. Eli, an Israelite high priest.

Etymology 2Edit

PrepositionEdit

עֲלֵי ('aléi)

  1. (biblical, poetic) Alternative form of עַל ('al)

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Judeo-ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic عَلَى (ʿalā).

PrepositionEdit

עלי (ʿalā)

  1. on, upon, over
    • Exodus 1:8 in Saadia Gaon's Tafsir (circa 10th century)
      וקאם מלך גׄדיד עלי מצר מן לם ישאהד יוסף׃
      waqāma malikun jadīdun ʿalā miṣra man lam yušāhid yūsufa.
      And a new king arose over Egypt who had not witnessed Joseph.