See also: י

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Arabic ـِيّ(-iyy, suffix used to derive adjectives and nouns).

SuffixEdit

־ִי (-i or )

  1. Forming from place names nouns with the meaning “person related to”.
    יְרוּשָׁלַיִם(yerushaláyim, Jerusalem) + ‎־י → ‎יְרוּשַׁלְמִי(y'rushálmi, a Jerusalemite)

Usage notesEdit

  • This suffix is used in many compounds of the form prefix + noun + í, such as חד־פעמי(khád-p'amí, disposable), which literally means “single-time-y” or “mono-time-ic”. These compounds are written with either a hyphen or a space.
  • This suffix sometimes attaches to a multiword phrase, as for example in ארץ ישראלי(érets-yisra'elí, of the Land of Israel). The resulting compounds are written with either a hyphen or a space.

SuffixEdit

־ִי (-i or )

  1. My, of mine, me (one suffix form of the first-person singular personal pronoun).
  2. (by extension) -ie, -y Forming diminutive or affectionate forms of nouns or names.
    Synonym: (slang) ־וּש(-ush)
    חָמוּד(khamúd, cute, sweet, charming) + ‎־י → ‎חֲמוּדִי(khamúdi, (term of address/endearment) cutie, sweetie)

SuffixEdit

־ֵי (-ey)

  1. Forming the plural construct form of a word, i.e. the construct form of ־ים‎.

Derived termsEdit