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את

AramaicEdit

PronounEdit

אַתְּ (ʾatt)

  1. you (singular)
    את ישראלי?
    ʾāt yiśrᵊʾēlī?
    Are you Jewish/Israeli/an Israelite? (man)
    את ישראלית?
    ʾāt yiśrᵊʾēlīṯ?
    Are you Jewish/Israeli/an Israelite? (woman)

HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

אֵת, אֶת־ (et, et-)

  1. Used to introduce a semantically definite direct object.
  2. (archaic) To, with.
Usage notesEdit
  • (used to introduce a direct object): In the event of a semantically indefinite direct object, את is simply dropped; no other preposition is used instead. Note that the choice to include or not include את is based on semantics rather than form; את is used when the direct object is a proper noun, or a personal pronoun (in which case it is incorporated into the form of את), or a noun phrase beginning with ה־ (ha-, the), or a noun phrase headed by a noun compound ending in one of these.
InflectionEdit
  • The two senses are inflected differently.
  • Furthermore, the inflected forms of the otherwise archaic sense “to” or “with” are still used, but now belong to the (suppletive) preposition עִם (im, with).

Etymology 2Edit

PronounEdit

אַתְּ (át) (Biblical Hebrew pausal form אָתְּ f

  1. You: the feminine singular second-person personal pronoun.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

אֹת (otm (plural אֹתֹת or אֹתוֹת)

  1. (rare, biblical) Defective spelling of אוֹת: sign.

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

אֵת (etm (plural indefinite form אִתִּים, singular construct form אֵת, plural construct form אִתֵּי)

  1. shovel
  2. spade

Usage notesEdit

AnagramsEdit